If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to smart animals, you haven’t met Stoffel. Stoffel is a bright little honey badger that isn’t a fan of staying put. Every day is a game of cat and mouse at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where the Houdini of animals tricks his rescuers. If you’re having a bad day, I promise this fearless critter will turn it around in a matter of seconds. Be sure to check out the hilarious video by BBC below.
Stoffel the honey badger: Tiny body, big brain
Controlling Stoffel is not an easy task for Brian, one of the rescuers at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa. The first “solution” was a new playpen and a friend, which did not work in Brian’s favour. The little critter made his new friend his partner-in-crime, and the two worked together to open the gate and escape.
Nothing seemed to keep the fearless creature contained, so he eventually received a new home with walls. The game quickly resumed, and Stoffel was back to his mischevious ways. From climbing trees to digging up rocks, his wheels stayed turning, and he kept coming up with new ways to freedom.
One night, Brian and his wife woke up to a broken window. Like any average person, they expected burglars to be in the home. Little did they know, a familiar face broke in. There stood the little criminal called Stoffel, who built a wall made of mud and decided to surprise his friends. No matter what time of day, Stoffel has no chill.
The skunk-like mammal receives no training or any form of payment for his slick ways, all he needs is his big brain and some creative thinking. You won’t believe what this witty badger is capable of until you see for yourself. It’s no hoax; it’s just Stoffel. Be sure to check him out in the video below.
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