• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Mustelidae
  • Genus: Taxidea
  • Species: Taxidea taxus
  • Badgers are solitary, spending their days hunting ground squirrels and other small rodents.  They need about two per day to sustain their weight.
  • Huge, front claws make the badger an excellent digger.  Burrows can be 10 feet deep and over 6 feet wide.
  • Badgers belong to the Mustelidae family alongside otters, weasels and wolverine.
  • Although badgers may be inactive in their dens for up to a month during the winter, they are not true hibernators.