Benjamin Wittenberg, a student at the University of Cape Town’s Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa (iCWild), spotted a honey badger just above campus on the 3rd of April this year. Honey badgers, scientifically known as Mellivora capensis and colloquially referred to as ratels, are native to various regions across Africa, ranging from the Western Cape to Morocco. However, they are not commonly found in urban areas or even on the Cape Peninsula. This unusual sighting highlights the adaptability of wildlife and the importance of conservation efforts even in urban settings.

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