Mustelids

Morphology

Weight
from 12 to 15 kg (before winter, it can reach 20 to 22 kg)

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Order
Carnivores
Family
Mustelids

Meles meles
 

DIET

The badger is omnivorous and above all feeds on insects, rodents, tubers, mushrooms, earthworms, amphibians, reptiles and even molluscs.
 

RepRODUCTION - LIFESPAN

Breeding is at 2 years old.
The period of reproduction for badgers runs from January to March.
Each litter can be from 2 to 7 young.
Lifespan : 15 years.
 

Habitat

Badger burrows are often at the foot of a hillock, cliff or bank.
Ponds or streams are often found near their dwellings, as well as felled trees, a source of play and food.
They also appreciate the proximity of trees and berry-bearing bushes, such as elderberry that they feast on when in season.
 

did you know ?

The badger loves digging, it can move up to 40 tons of earth to excavate the tunnels for its burrow.