Zoo Video: Honey Badger Gets in on Soccer Enthusiasm

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    A honey badger at the San Diego Zoo plays soccer. (Published Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014)

    Even our four-legged, furry, black-and-white friends are getting in on the latest soccer craze.

    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park shared this video of a 6-year-old honey badger playing with a favorite toy, a soccer ball.

    The “soccer ball” was actually a piñata that Benzy the badger played with until it popped and she could dig inside it.

    Zoo staffers said the zoo wants to give animals a variety of enrichment items that would show play behaviors in the wild.