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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on Honey Badger’s Favourite Food

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Francesca Doria
Explorer

HI Sean, is there an effective predator of honey badgers? Perhaps when they are very young… they sound invincible!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Interesting honey badger facts.

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

They’re such fascinating creatures.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

I admire these Fearless creatures. Thanks for highlighting them now and back in the video of one being rescued

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Tough as nails! They both fascinate and amuse me at the same time. Thanks for the intersting blog Sean

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

A really interesting article that teaches a lot about honey badgers. Thanks!

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow Sean, incredible to learn just how resilient the honey badger is!! I never realized they could withstand so much poison. A remarkable, fiesty beast. I admire even more the rescue of the badger caught in the tree roots now. 🙏💕

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Sean, I loved all the photos🤗

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Fascinating! How often do you guys sight one on Londolozi?

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

While the honey badger has a cute face, he’s definitely one little rough tough muff! .. I bet he can out do me in goosebumps upon seeing all these “other creatures!”

Johanna Browne
Explorer

Wow, wow, wow! You guys are really giving some rare and interesting facts about these animals lately. A bit 0f insight on the ‘exceptionally vivid dreams’ remark…hmmmm and you would know this because… and you must be talking about L.W. My favorite author! Not something he would have written about I imagine 🙂

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Wow those little guys are tough! That is crazy especially about the snakes . I would so love to observe one- even for just a little while – but they dash away before you can even get a good look.

Kay Schmid
Digital Ranger

Honey badger, he don’t give a s–t! haha

Trish Monck
Digital Tracker

Thanks Sean, such interesting creatures, cool stuff!

Carly M
Explorer

Such awesome creatures! Thanks for the great article on the badger, they’re remarkable animals.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Who would have thought? Fascinating material and I certainly learned more about Honey Badgers.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

honeybadger have evolved an ability or should l say anti-venom defence adaptation as they have enzymes that neutralize snake venom in that after a bite ,it temporary shuts down its entire functional mechanism the same way a generator does when power trips.That process neutralises or cancels out the venom potency.domestic pigs and mongoose also posess this inbuilt anti-venom hijack mechanism

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

A symbiotic relationship is partially exhibited by the honeybadger & honeyguide.Most people say the bird leads the badger to the hive , personally l would like to believe that the opposite is really what pens out.My reason being the acute senses the badger has would let it identify the hive.l stand to be corrected.Honeyguide bird would then cash in & earn an energy efficient free meal.my thoughts

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Honeybadger like most other carnivores have evolved as a resource partition measure an ability to diversify their dietary preferences such that when seasonal changes pose a food preference challenge they easilly auto-switch onto plan b. This ensures nutritional needs are met all year round monday to december.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Very informative Sean. Other posters’ comments added much to my knowledge base. Hope to encounter one of these on my next visit in July.

Lisa Antell
Explorer

I did not know they had such a varied diet! Honey Badgers are very cool animals.

Karen Hart
Digital Ranger

Thank you for all the excellent information on the Honey Badger. I love learning so much about all the wildlife in and near Londolozi.

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

So cool!! I love these feisty little rascals!!

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello Sean! Thank you for your article about Honey Badgers. So interesting to read! So good written! They seem to be so tuff and brave!! They are so impressive! It would be a dream to see one one day! Thank you for sharing! Beautiful pictures!

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Forgot to ask you… If one should be lucky to see a Honey Bager, could they bee dangerus? Are they known to attack people? Or do they continue to do their thing….
Another question… are they always alone or do they work in teams?
I understand that when one is working as a ranger one is not afraid to animals… one love animals… But if there where one which would it be and why?

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