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Honey Badger vs Wolverine.

by Guest302  |  11 years, 4 month(s) ago

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I am writing a report on habits and behavior of Honey Badgers and Wolverine. I am looking for some expert help in this regard. Basically i want to make a comparison between both the animals that which one is stronger, bigger and their life time activities. Someone please help me in this regard.

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  1. Guest25285421

     I agree with the break down above except for the wolverine's size. Males have been known to get up to 70 lbs and the averages are closer to 55-60 lbs which makes it a much larger animal than the Honey Badger. The other points of interest I would like to touch on is that the Wolverine has often been called the strongest animal on earth pound for pound so their strength would be an advantage over the Honey Badger as well. Not only that but because of the arch in their underbelly which is common for the weasel family, they are extremely flexible which gives them yet another advantage. Finally, they have relentless stamina and can litterally fight for hours so what someone said earlier about the Honey Badger's speed wearing down the Wolverine isn't exactly accurate. If anything, it would be the other way around. The fact that the Wolverine has molars that are rotated 90 degrees for the purpose of crushing bones along with their incredible jaw power due to breaking through ice to get to their food in the winter months, I think the fight would go down exactly as the guy described above! Both have thick hides and fur as great defense mechanisms but once the Wolverine gets a hold of a leg, it's over! The Honey Badger is faster but footspeed wouldn't help in a fight between them because they would be right on top of each other. It's quickness that would matter in a situation like this and both are very quick. Both are ferocious and neither one would fear the other. Both are very strong pound for pound and both have experience taking on animals several times their size. Because of these similarities, it would be a terrific fight but because of their differences, the edge has to go to the Wolverine. However, I wouldn't completely count the Honey Badger out. They have a tendency to bite the other animal's balls off!   

  2. Guest24973523

    Nice breakdown. I would definitly agree with the ability to crush bone the wolverine would only need to get ahold of one the honey badgers limbs and the fight would be over.

  3. Guest24014816

    Well speed kills! Quite frankly the honey badger would have advantage as most of the time the wolverine is in defense mode. Like mentioned it will attack if it feels threatened. No advantage here as far as size goes. I definately believe without a doubt that the extra speed and cunningness will out tire the wolverine. Power advantage yes to wolverine,,,but this battle is won on courage and sheer speed. The honey badger will overcome and due what it has to to avoid any severe damage. honey badger is the winner

  4. James Augustus

    The honey badger also known as the ratel, is a monotypic species located within Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It is a carnivorous species, and has few natural predators due to its thick skin and ferocious protective abilities.
    Whereas the wolverine is the biggest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae .It is located within Russia and Canada. It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, has resemblance with a small bear than else mustelids. The wolverine has a popularity for ferocity and power out of proportion towards its dimensions, with the ability kill prey many time its size. Both animals possess none comparison at all and there is rare chance to face one another within their natural surroundings.
     

  5. Guest23203149

    well lets size up our contestants first, we will assume same maturaty level, both very helathy. k

    Wolverine...

    Weight- 40 pounds (18kg)

    Weapons -incisor 3/3, canine 1/1, premolar 4/4, molar 1/2 for a total of 38 teeth. Claws are curved and semi-retractile.

    Build- The wolverine's head is broad and rounded, with small eyes and short rounded ears. Its legs are short, with five toes on each foot; posture is considered semiplantigrade, as the metatarsal pads of the hind feet rarely contact the ground. The skull of the wolverine is robust; powerful dentition and associated musculature enable the wolverine to forage on frozen meat and bone.

    Armor-Wolverine pelage is typically a thick, glossy dark brown.

    Defenses-Although wolverines have well developed anal musk glands, musking appears to be used primarily as a fear-defense mechanism and is associated with cautionary raised tail posture

    Temperment- Highly aggressive if cornered, documented reports of wolverines chasing grizzley bears off their kills.

    Diet- mostly carnivorous

    Lifestyle-completely solitary unless raising pups or mating.

    Ok, and in this corner

    Honey Badger

    Weight-32 pounds (14kg)

    weapons- strong claws which can be up to 40mm long. small needle like teeth, extremely sharp.

    Build-Despite their appearance, ratels are not badgers, but belong to a sub-family of their own, the Melllivoines. Ratels have short legs and a low body which is characteristic to Mustelids. The ratel is black on top and underneath, with a contrasting white stripe that begins just above the eyes and ends at the tip of the tail, covering the entire width of the back, from shoulder to shoulder.

    Armor- oftne known to attack poisonous snakes, relying on its shaggy coat to protect it from harm.

    Defenses-When threatened a ratel can feign death but usually attacks and has even been known to attack human hunters and cars. Ratels, like most mustelids, secrete foul smelling anal secretions to discourage enemies

    Temperment-The ratel is omnivorous, but as a predator, uses its quickness to run down much of its prey. Squat and muscular, it always ready to defend itself, it has been known to attack animals much larger than itself such as the African buffalo, the gnu, or waterbuck (i.e.) extremely aggressive.

    Diet- The ratel's favorite treats are honey and bee larva. Although it is most often found feasting on small reptiles, rodents, birds, insects and even carrion but it also eats fruits, berries, roots, plants, and eggs

    Lifestyle-Generally a solitary animal but it has been observed in small groups. These groups are most likely family groups. They are very secretive and usually nocturnal, hunting at night.

    O.k there you go, given all the facts i will now make my verdict.

    AND THE WINNER IS>>>>>>>>> Wolverine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here is how the fight would go down..

    Both wolverine and Badger catch wind of another animals kill and come running. Badger gets there first due to speed and chases off the predator, followed closely by the wolverine.

    Both have their eye on the prize and both are too aggressive and stubborn to back off. The scent throwing begins, with the wolverine puffing out his tail and spraying much like a skunk, this irratates the badger causing him to do the same. Both animals are now smelly and extremely pi**ed off but noone injured yet.

    The wolverine, after much posuring charges in and the fur starts flying. The wolverine claws are ineffectual, causing minimal damage to badger due to its course wiry fur, badgers claws only impose superficial wounds on wolverine due to its extremely thick winter fur. after much scuffeling and snarling and snapping of jaws the wolverine manages to get ahold of the bagders leg in its mouth, and its extremely powerfull jaws snap the bones like a twig. The wolverines diet of frozen meat has given it the edge. where the badger has long claws and quickness it lack the jaw strength to pose a real threat and its teath have trouble getting through the wolverines defences will the wolverines jaws and skull are built to crush through ice and bone.

    It would be a hidousely nasty fight, but the ability to crush bone would give the wolverine an edge in an otherwsise almost perfectly matched fight.

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