American badger

They are almost blind, but they have a perfect sense of smell and hearing to make up for that

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

American badger has a flat body, short legs, and fluffy tail. Their body is covered with grizzled, black, brown, and white fur, giving a mixed brown-tan appearance that helps to camouflage them in grassland. They also have dark-colored triangular faces with white stripes running down their nose and over their eyes. The shape of the face is specialized to dig into narrow spaces.

They lived in burrows dug by themselves that go deep as 3m (10 ft) under the ground and about 10m (32 ft) long. The burrow consists of tunnels and a sleeping chamber; each individual can own several burrows in their living area.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Canada
2015
Mexico
2015
United States
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No