badger
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Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

Thumbnail Description

Badgers have very short legs perfectly adapted for digging.

The ferret badgers are the smallest of all badgers.

Size & Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 90 centimeters (35 in)

WEIGHT: 9–11 kg (20–24 lb)

TAIL: 46–51 cm (18–20 in)

Habitat

Unknown

Distribution

Japan, China, North America, sub-Saharan Africa, Arabian Desert, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, India, southern Scandinavia, southern Levant, Great Britain

Diet

Earthworms, insects, grubs, eggs, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fruits, roots, honey, porcupines

Speed

25–30 km/h (16–19 mph)

Behavior

Nocturnal

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