Japanese Badger ©animals-animals-animals.tumblr.com
Japanese Badger ©animals-animals-animals.tumblr.com

Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

Scientific Name

Meles anakuma

Thumbnail Description

Japanese badgers are more solitary than European badgers

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: (males) 79 cm (31 in) (females) 72 cm (28 in)

TAIL: 14 and 20 cm (5.5 and 7.9 in)

WEIGHT: 4 to 8 kg (8.8 to 17.6 lb)

Habitat

Woodland, forest habitats

Distribution

Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Shodoshima)

Diet

Worms, beetles, berries, persimmons

Reproduction

2 – 3

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Cubs

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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