The honey badger (ratel) is found throughout the Eastern Hemisphere, most notably across Africa, India and Asia. It is well known for its very thick, defensive skin, and along with very sharp claws makes the honey badger a formidable opponent. Honey badgers, true to their name, normally look for beehives as a source of food. They are also carnivorous, and will eat frogs, gerbils and other small rodents.
The honey badger's lifespan is unknown, but is has had a recorded lifespan of 24 years when kept in captivity. The species is very hard to track, as they will hunt during the night whenever there is a large human presence. They live in self-dug holes, and do not use any nesting, so they will move often and take residence in holes used by other animals often.