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Badger

Taxidea taxus

badger

 

Average size: 24 - 30 lbs. / 16 - 29 in

Average lifespan: 4 - 10 years

Range/distribution Map

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Habitat description: Badgers can be found throughout Europe and in parts of Western Asia. They are found living in burrows in forested areas.

Behavior: Badgers are solitary animals, spending most of their time digging burrows with elaborate tunnel systems. They feed and a variety of insects, worms, roots, and berries.

Current news/event & conservation status: The current status of the Badger is "threatened", with their primary threats being humans, eagles, and wildcats.

Fun Fact

A Badger can burrow up to 15 feet underground!