As you all know by now, honey badgers are crazy lil’ nastyasses and don’t care nor give a s**t. They’re nocturnal and will eat whatever they please. Rare to the United States, the Naples Zoo in Florida, recently became only the 4th American zoo to host to these fearless animals! If you love these lil’ beasts as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to make a trip to Naples, FL to see these beautiful honey badgers in action! Their three honey badgers are:
-Eshe = a 10 year old female [‘Eshe’ is Swahili for ‘curious’]
-Shani = a 10 year old female [‘Shani’ is Zulu for ‘to burn’ or ‘to be aflame’]
-Jabari = an 11 year old male [‘Jabari’ is Swahili for ‘God’, ‘supreme ruler’, ‘fearless person’]
While honey badgers generally live 5-8 years in the wild, in captivity, they usually reach 24 years of age. Sadly, they are endangered now in Saudi Arabia and “threatened” in South Africa and Morocco. Though hard to kill, some commercial beekeepers have found a way to murder them, for invading their houses full of bees.