From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No higher resolution available.

Badger.jpg (488 × 281 pixel, file size: 52 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Wikimedia Commons logo This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. The description on its description page there is shown below.
Commons is attempting to create a freely licensed media file repository. You can help.

Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Body length: 18 - 22"

Diet: Rodents

Like skunks, otters, and wolverines, badgers are members of the weasel family. In addition to their ferocity in encounters with other mammals such as coyotes and domestic dogs, these stout animals are well-known for their digging abilities. With extremely strong claws and muscular legs, badgers construct deep underground dens and dig to find their food, which includes mice, squirrels, birds, and snakes.

Badgers appear to be residents at Tonto, and are sometimes observed in the northern areas of the Monument, in the vicinity of Route 188. In general, they favour flat, open areas with few shrubs. Badgers are solitary except during the mating season; two to five offspring are born each year.


Public domain This image or media file contains material based on a work of a National Park Service employee, created during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, such work is in the public domain. See the NPS website and NPS copyright policy for more information.

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Badger
  • User talk:Erekrose
  • American Badger
  • User talk:Espantajo
  • User:Badger151
  • User:Ekjon Lok
  • Rodney Stoke SSSI
  • User:The dan
  • User:Badgerpatrol