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Photograph by Colleen and Keith Begg

For three days and nights this adult male honey badger kept his much smaller female companion sequestered in an abandoned aardvark burrow. The pair mated repeatedly, and the male chased off any other suitors who appeared in the vicinity.
 
Males and females part company after mating, and females handle all the work of feeding, protecting, and training the next generation of honey badgers. A female bears just one offspring at a time, and will typically care for that cub for more than a year.



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