How to Draw a Honey Badger

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Honey Badger in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Honey Badger.

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How to Draw a Honey Badger - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head by thinking of an oval and then adding indents and bumps for the nose and mouth. Use a diagonal line for the neck.

Step 2: Use a crescent moon shape for the ear, an oval with a line on top for the eye, a tiny circle for the nose, and a single line for the mouth.

Step 3: Draw the top half of the body using two long and very wavy lines that meet on the left side. Start one from the edge of the top of the head and the other from the right of the head just above the eye.

Step 4: Draw the front leg coming down from the neck, making sure to add long and curved claws to the foot. Have the leg come back into the body a bit.

Step 5: Draw the other front leg at an angle so that it looks like the Honey Badger is reaching for something.

Step 6: Draw the hind leg so that it is thicker than the front legs, and add the bottom part of the body now.

Step 7: Make the tail with two lines that start from the edges of what’ve you’ve drawn and meet at a triangular point.

Step 8: Draw the other hind leg to look smaller than the others, with only the foot really showing. Your Honey Badger is now done!

Interesting Facts about Honey Badgers

Honey badgers are members of the weasel family. They are related to skunks, otters, ferrets, and other badgers. The actual name of the honey badger is the ratel. It gets its “honey badger” name because it likes to search through honeycombs for bee larvae, which are part of its diet.

Did you know?

  • Honey badgers have long claws on their front feet, which they use for self-defense as well as digging the five-foot deep burrows in which they live.
  • Honey badgers live in various regions of Africa and Asia. They live in grasslands, forests, and dry habitats.
  • Honey badgers are nocturnal animals; they are active at night and sleep during the day.
  • Other than honey, honey badgers eat small mammals, fruits, birds, reptiles, insects, and carrion (the leftovers of dead animals that were already eaten by other animals).

Similar to their skunk relative, honey badgers release a smelly liquid when they feel threatened or when they want to mark their territory. The smell does not last as long as a skunk’s spray, but it just as stinky. Honey badgers also have similar physical traits as skunks. Skunks are known to be black with white stripes down their backs. Honey badgers also have a white stripe on their back.

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