This video about honey badgers from the BBC is fascinating. The animal worked with a mate to figure out how to unlock its cage door and get out. It kept getting out, she they built an outdoor enclosure for it with cement sides. No way in, no way out.
The honey badger climbed a tree in the enclosure, got to the top, bent the branch over and jumped out.
So they cut back the trees on the edges near the wall. What did it do next? The animal dug up rather large rocks, piled them in a corner, and then climbed on the rocks to get out. So they got rid of the rocks.
A few nights later, the guy’s wife wakes him, says there’s someone in the house, I heard the window break. At the same time, someone is jiggling the door to their bedroom. You guessed it. The honey badger had taken mud, rolled it into balls, placed the balls in the corner of the enclosure, as it had done with the rocks before, and finally climbed on the balls and got out.
Next, he grabbed a broken branch, pushed it into the corner of the enclosure, leaned it again the wall, and climbed up the branch and out.
Oh, but there’s more. He figured out how to grab a rake, roll it off his back against the wall, and climb the rake out of the enclosure.
And of course, I couldn’t post about the honey badger without posting the classic honey badger video. Enjoy.