Although mostly solitary, honey badgers may hunt together in pairs during the May breeding season. Little is known of the honey badger's breeding habits. Its gestation period is thought to last six months, usually resulting in two cubs, which are born blind. They vocalize through plaintive whines. Their lifespans in the wild are unknown, though captive individuals have been known to live for approximately 24 years. Honey badgers live alone in selfholes. They are skilled diggers, being able to dig tunnels into hard ground in 10 minutes. These burrows usually only have a passage and a nesting chamber and are usually not large, being only 1–3 m in length. They do not place bedding into the nesting chamber. Although they usually dig their own burrows, they may take over disused aardvark and warthog holes or termite mounds.Honey badgers are intelligent animals and are one of a few species known to be capable of using tools. For example one Honey Badger has been spotted using a log to climb on to get its prey.

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