Greater hog badger

One of the world’s largest extant terrestrial mustelids based on body mass, possibly second only to the wolverine

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The greater hog badger is a mammal with dark grey to brownish body fur and a pale yellow to white tail. Their face and throat are white, with two thick dark stripes on their face. They also possess an elongated pig-like snout and teeth that are pointed forward for turning over the soil.

These animals are exceptional burrowers as they dig into the ground to find their food and to create burrows acting as their shelter. Their diet mainly consists of fallen fruits, roots, and tubers. They also supplement their diet with invertebrates and small vertebrates on the forest floor.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Bangladesh
2015
Cambodia
2015
China
2015
Presence Uncertain
India
2015
Laos
2015
Malaysia
2015
Presence Uncertain: Peninsular Malaysia
Myanmar
2015
Thailand
2015
Vietnam
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