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The ratel is a member of the weasel family. Its fearsome claws and tremendous strength are used in burrowing for shelter and for digging up dung beetles for food.
The other common name for ratel is honey badger. Greater Honeyguides will lead a ratel to a bee's nest and will then share the beeswax (and eggs, larvae, and pupae) when the ratel breaks open the hive.
Commonest in open woodland but also forest, desert steppe, alpine moorland and coastal scrub
Opportunistic omnivore: insects, reptiles, birds, fish, carrion, honey
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for honey badger.