Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Mammalia
                      Family : Mustelidae
       Scientific Name : Taxidea Taxus
 
                          Type : Mammal
                      Size(L) : 40cm - 75cm 
                                       (16in - 29in)
                      Weight : 11kg - 14kg 
                                        (24lbs - 30lbs)
                 Top Speed : 30km/h (18mph)

                  Life Span : 4 - 10 years
                      Colour : Brown, Black, White
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Flattened body
                                      and long claws
  1. Badgers are found in forests of Europe and western Asia.
  2. They belong to the Mustelidae family and are closely related to ferrets, weasels and otters.
  3. The three Badger subfamilies are Badgers of Europe and Asia, the Ratel Badgers and the American Badgers.
  4. The most common type are the black and white stripped badgers in western Europe.
  5. Badgers are relatively heavy-built with short legs and may grow up to a meter in length.
  6. Their lower jaw is articulated to their upper jaw, helping them hold their prey easily.
  7. They live in underground burrows, often containing a maze of tunnels.
  8. They are omnivores feeding on roots, berries, worms and insects.
  9. They can run very fast, reaching up to 30kmph, for short durations.
  10. They are known to successfully fight off bigger mammals like wolves and bears.
  11. Their bite can be painful and some badgers are known to carry a type of rabies.

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