5 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About the Honey Badger

1. An Arrow Will Not Pierce the Skin of a Honey Badger

Honey Badger with Tough Skin

Yes, you read that right. If you are ever attacked by a honey badger and all you have to defend yourself is a bow and arrow then you are in big trouble, my friend.  Unless you are Oliver Queen, then you might stand a chance. Along with incredibly coarse hair, the Honey Badger has ridiculously tough, rubbery skin that acts like a kevlar vest.

Not only is their skin impenetrable but it is also very loose. How does this help them in any way? Well, if something does try to grab them, the loose skin gives them the flexibility to spin around and wiggle into a better fighting position.

These animals have evolved into tough, predators that are practically untouchable. It seems like an unfair advantage for anything that wants to challenge this creature, doesn’t it? Probably why it walks around without any fear.

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