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Ratel or Honey Badger

About Ratel or Honey Badger

The Honey Badger, or Ratel, has black sides and underparts, with white fur along its neck and back. They eat honey, which they obtain by breaking open the nests of bees and reaching inside. Honey badgers have long claws on their front feet. Thick fur protects them from being stung. In Africa, ratels are often led to a meal of honey by a bird called a honeyguide. When the ratel is finished eating, the bird is rewarded with the leftovers.