American badger

This solitary animal hunts for prey in grasslands and prairies by digging its prey out of its burrow. When threatened, they will back into their own burrow and snarl and growl.

Fast Facts

  • American badgers have been observed hunting with coyotes in the wild.
  • American badgers belong to the Mustelidae family, which includes skunks and minks.
  • They are carnivorous and tend to eat small mammals like ground squirrels and rats.

Scientific name

Taxidea taxus
Range  North America
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo name(s) Spock
Zoo location Modules

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