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 What you do not know about badgers

What you do not know about badgers


Badger:



 The badger is a powerful carnivore, and most badger species belong to the family of weasels (weasels) (in English: Mustelidae / weasel family), which are found in different parts of the world, and are distinguished by their ability to dig and excavate, and the badger has its various types.  Strong jaws, anal glands that secrete a scent, and large, sharp claws, which he uses to dig in search of food and to build his dens underground, and the badger is characterized by nocturnal activity, and the species differ from each other in color, size, and the environment in which they live,





 The badger often has long fur, spotted with gray, and its length ranges between 51-86 cm, from head to tail, and the length of the tail ranges between 10-15 cm, and the weight of the badger ranges between 4-18 kg.





 Badger species:




 Depending on the habitat, badgers are considered adaptable animals, although they prefer dry pastures and open areas, some of which live in forests, quarries, sea cliffs, and swamps. According to the Animal Diversity Web site at the University of Michigan, the types of badgers differ from  Where the habitat, or natural dwelling, including:




 1- The American badger: It can be found in the Great Plains of North America, in the western states of America, in the central western Canadian provinces, and in the mountainous areas of Mexico.




 2- Honey badger: who lives in South Africa.  Piggy badger: It generally lives in Southeast Asia, India, and the island of Sumatra.




 3- The Asian badger: who lives in areas that extend from Russia to China, and eastern Europe.




 4- European badger: The European badger (Eurasian) lives in areas that extend from Ireland and Spain to eastern Russia, China, and Japan.





 Diet:




 * The majority of badger species are considered to be rodents.  That is, it eats meat and plants, and according to Nottinghamshire Wildlife T, it usually feeds on earthworms and the larvae of a type of long-legged spider called daddy long legs, in addition to slugs, small mammals, and snails.  Bird eggs fruits





 * According to (BioWeb), honey badgers are considered carnivores that eat snakes, foxes, and crocodiles, and may eat smaller animals, such as insects and larvae, and these species may chase beehives to obtain honey, hence the reason for its name  Even its scientific name in English (Mellivora) means "honey eater."

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