It's the third Saturday in February, which means ... it's World Pangolin Day!
No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope…
I recently wrote a piece about a bird called the greater honeyguide, whose chicks brutally murder those of other birds. But honeyguides are better known for a more helpful behaviour – leading humans to bee hives. The people break open the hives and leave behind an otherwise inaccessible piece of honey for the bird.
This National Geographic honey badger video, with a hilarious voiceover from "Randall," went viral a few months ago. Seriously, though, why can the honey badger wake up from a cobra bite and be on his merry way? And why can it get stung repeatedly by a swarm of bees and "not give a shit?"