European badger

One of the only predators of hedgehogs, thanks to their thick skin and long claws to get past the vicious spines

kallerna

European badgers can be easily recognized because of their dark stripes, stretching from their nose to the eyes and ears and separated by a white stripe in the middle. Their coat on the upper side is grizzled grey, with each hair white at the base and darker at the tip, whereas their underside is usually black or dark grey.

They consume food of both animal and plant origins, such as earthworms, small mammals, large insects, carrion, tubers, and cereals. These badgers can eat several hundred earthworms per night. When food is in short supply, they will forage during the day and at night just for the food!

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2015
Presence Uncertain
Albania
2015
Armenia
2015
Austria
2015
Azerbaijan
2015
Belgium
2015
Bosnia And Herz.
2015
Bulgaria
2015
China
2015
Presence Uncertain
Croatia
2015
Czechia
2015
Denmark
2015
Egypt
2015
Sinai
Estonia
2015
Finland
2015
France
2015
Georgia
2015
Germany
2015
Greece
2015
Hungary
2015
Iran
2015
Iraq
2015
Ireland
2015
Israel
2015
Italy
2015
Jordan
2015
Kyrgyzstan
2015
Latvia
2015
Lebanon
2015
Lithuania
2015
Luxembourg
2015
Moldova
2015
Montenegro
2015
Netherlands
2015
North Macedonia
2015
Norway
2015
Poland
2015
Portugal
2015
Romania
2015
Russia
2015
Serbia
2015
Slovakia
2015
Slovenia
2015
Spain
2015
Sweden
2015
Switzerland
2015
Syria
2015
Turkey
2015
Turkmenistan
2015
Ukraine
2015
United Kingdom
2015
Uzbekistan
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No