Animal Weight

How much does a Honey badger weight?

It is hard to guess what a Honey badger weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Honey badger (Mellivora capensis) on average weights 9 kg (19.84 lbs).

The Honey badger is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Mellivora). It is usually born with about 210 grams (0.46 lbs). They can live for up to 26.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 68.4 cm (2′ 3″). On average, Honey badgers can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 2.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Honey badger is 9 kg (19.84 lbs)

The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel ( or ), is a mammal widely distributed in Africa, Southwest Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Because of its wide range and occurrence in a variety of habitats, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.It is the only species in the genus Mellivora and in the mustelid subfamily Mellivorinae. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species; instead, it bears more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin, strength and ferocious defensive abilities. It is listed as the “world’s most fearless animal” in the 2002 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Animals of the same family as a Honey badger

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Honey badger

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mellivora capensis:

Animals with the same size as a Honey badger

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Honey badger:

Animals with the same litter size as a Honey badger

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Honey badger:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Honey badger

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Honey badger: