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Amy Attenborough


Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on The Honey Badger: What You Didn’t Know About World’s Most Fearless Creature

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marinda drake

Great article Andrea. Interesting.


Great story. Are the Honey Badgers something readily seen on a typical game drive?

Hi David. Honey badgers are typically nocturnal and although there is a healthy population of them here, is not something we get to see very often. Due to the cooler weather of winter, however, various rangers have been lucky enough to have a few sightings on morning game drive.

Perry Farmer

Although I think the Honey Badger is a very mean and tuff animal, the Wolverine is by far the meanest animal for its size. Your thoughts?

Judy Murdoch

I was also wondering about the wolverine. Maybe the badger’s northern cousin? Wolverines are serious badasses.

Lori Ann

Fascinating! Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. I guess the next time I am at Londolozi I am going to tell my ranger, which I hope is Amy again, that I want to see a Honey Badger!

Kate Collins
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Very interesting facts Ams! Thanks for sharing with us.

Jill Grady

Really interesting Amy and great pictures! They certainly are tough little creatures. It’s quite amazing that they wouldn’t back down from a pride of Lions!

Janie Hansen

I loved learning about the bees. Seriously, who would have the pluck to rub their butt on a bee hive! And the theory about why Honey Badgers withstand venom. Think I will go out and get stung by a bee….not! Wonderful blog entry, Amy. Thanks!

Jose Salinas

Hi Amy!

Kim Lind

Hi! I have seen many cases with lions killing honey badgers. There are some rumors, that honey badgers would have hurt lions in some occasions, but those seem to be just rumors then? In best case scenario it looks like to be so, that a honey badger could scratch lions nose and in that way lion would let it go in some occasions. For me it looks like, that honey badgers bluff a lot and they are of course good in it, but same time they need to be cautious and not irritate wrong lions too much since if lion gets fed up or hungry enough, it kills honey badger.

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