Badger

Taxidea taxus

Badgers, Taxidea taxus, are mustelids with relatives including skunks, weasels, wolverine, otters, martens and fishers. They are among the fastest and strongest digging mammals in the world moving earth at a rate of a metre per second.

Characteristics

The badger is a stocky animal with short but extremely strong legs. Their forelegs are particularly well developed with long claws, which are particularly useful for digging. Badgers are equipped with a long nose and, as a result, have a fantastic sense of smell. Including their tails, they are around 1 metre (3 feet) long…

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