European Badger ©500px.com
European Badger ©500px.com

Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

Scientific Name

Meles meles

Thumbnail Description

Their sense of smell is acute. Their hearing is no better than that of humans

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 60–90 cm (24–35 in)

TAIL: 12–24 cm (4.7–9.4 in)

WEIGHT: 7–13 kg (15–29 lb)

SHOUDLER HEIGHT: 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in)

Newborns:

LENGTH: 12 cm (5 in)

WEIGHT: 75 to 132 grams (2.6 to 4.7 oz)

Habitat

Mixed woodlands, clearings, spinneys, pastureland, scrub, mediterranean maquis shrubland; altitude 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Distribution

Western Asia, Europe

Diet

Rabbits, mice, shrews, moles, hedgehogs, chafers, dung and ground beetles, caterpillars, leatherjackets, wasps, bumblebees, , plums, blackberries, bilberries, raspberries, strawberries, acorns, beechmast, pignuts, wild arum corms, earthworms, tortoises, snails, slugs

Reproduction

1 – 5

Population

300,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Cubs

Home Range

150 ha

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Growls, screams

Behavior

Groups of 23 individuals

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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