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Badger facts

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1. The scientific name is Meles.

2. Badger is a predatory mammal belonging to the mustelidae family.

3. Borsuk is also called Jaźwiec.

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4. 8 species of badgers are known.

5. Most of their lives are spent underground in dugouts dug by themselves.

6. They have a very good sense of smell. They can sense another animal even through a thick layer of earth.

7. Badger has 5 fingers at the end of which there are powerful, sharp claws. Thanks to that they are excellent diggers.

8. Thick hair in the nostrils and ears and the third eyelid protects him from the sand when digging.

9. Badgers have big, sharp fangs.

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10. Borsuk was described for the first time in 1762 by a Frenchman – Mathurin Jacques Brisson.

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11. During one pregnancy, 2-5 young people come to the world.

12. The young weighs about 170 grams and is 15 cm long.

13. A young badger is born blind. She opens her eyes for the first time after about 3 weeks.

14. Maturity reaches the maturity after 1 year of age.

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15. The main enemies are foxes, wolves, coyotes, eagles.

16. European badgers are the least aggressive. Mainly earthworms eat.

17. When the weather is unfavorable, mainly during winter, they hide deep in the burrows and can fall asleep for up to three weeks.

18. In autumn the badger can gain up to 20 kg. Thanks to the deposition of adipose tissue, it can survive the winter.

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Badger questions

How much does a badger live?

Badger lives 9-12 years.

Answer: Marta


How much does a badger weigh?

The weight of an adult badger can reach up to 12 kg.

Answer: Marta


What do badgers eat?

Borsuki mainly eat earthworms. They can also hunt small mammals like mice, squirrels and even rabbits.

Answer: Marta


Where are the badgers?

Badgers are found mainly in Europe and Asia, as well as North America and Africa.

Answer: Marta


What size is a badger?

The length of an adult badger can reach 70 cm.

Answer: Marta


How long does a badger pregnancy last?

The badger’s pregnancy lasts about 7 months.

Answer: Marta


How fast are the badgers?

Borsuk can accelerate up to 30 km / h.

Answer: Marta


How can such an inconspicuous badger hunt a little rabbit for example?

Thanks to a very good sense of smell, he can locate his victim in a burrow under the ground. He attacks her quickly, digging into it from above. A surprised animal can not escape.

Answer: Marta


How does a badger react when attacking a larger animal?

He presents his sharp fangs and slowly withdraws. Then in a few seconds he digs deep into the ground.

Answer: Marta