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American Badger

American badger

Introduction

Head-Body Length: 42-72 cm
Weight: 3.5-12 kg
Identification: The top of the American badger’s body is gray to reddish in color. Its underside is yellowish. The badger’s feet are dark brown or black. A white stripe runs down the center of the head from the shoulders to the nose.
Habitat: Arid grasslands, burrows underground
Diet: Carnivore: squirrels, mice, rabbits, carrion
Reproduction: Although these badgers mate in August or September, implantation of the fertilized egg is delayed until February. Litters of 1-5 cubs are born in April in an underground nest. They are weaned when they are eight weeks old and will remain with the female until the following fall.
Behavior: Some individuals have developed hunting strategies with coyotes that are poorly understood.
Status: No special status

 Interesting-Facts: The American badger is the Wisconsin state animal.

Geographic: Central North America
Southern North America Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: American badger
Taxidea
Badgers
Mustelidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals

KEY FACTS

Name American badger, Taxidea taxus
Origin is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico, and south-central Canada to certain areas of southwestern British Columbia.
Size 60 and 75 cm (23.5 and 29.5 in) in length
Litter Size one to six babies
Life span 24 years
Reproduction They are weaned when they are eight weeks old and will remain with the female until the following fall.
Height 4 feet to 10 feet in depth and 4 feet to 6 feet in width.
Weight 4 to 12 kg
Colors American badger is covered with a grizzled, brown, black and white coat of coarse hair or fur, giving almost a mixed brown-tan appearance.

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Mustelidae
Genus – Iconyx
Genus Species – Iconyx striatus

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