What is a 'honey dog'?

On November 19, three little creatures with yellow throat were captured by camera in Banma County in northwestern China's Qinghai Province. These animals, known to the locals as the "honey dogs", are called yellow-throated martens.

Their nickname came from their obsession with honey. However, when they cannot find this gourmet, they would also eat small rodents and fruits.

The yellow-throated marten is about the size of a fox and has a long body. The coat of it is very soft and smooth.

The video of the three martens were captured in the Sanjiangyuan region of Qinghai Province. Literally meaning "the origin of three rivers", this region is dubbed the "water tower" of China. The Lancang River, Yangtze River, and the Yellow River all begin their journey from this remarkable area on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

(Cover image via VCG.)

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