Animal Habitats – The Honey Badger, Afrikaans name Ratel, is a notoriously tough and ferocious animal, the South African military named one of their personnel carriers after the Ratel for this reason. Honey Badgers only have one cub at a time, mothers will carry their new born cubs to an new burrow every four to five days, to evade predators. Once the cub can walk, mother and cub will sleep in a different burrow almost every night. Honey Badgers have front claws that are used like a shovel and can dig a new burrow in the ground, old tree trunk or abandoned termite mounds in minutes. Honey Badgers are omnivores and will eat almost anything, including larvae, small mammals, insects birds, fruit and reptiles. Snakes seem to be one of their favourite foods and as a result of this Honey Badgers have become immune to some snakes venom.