A to Z of Wildlife: B is for Badger!

Despite their friendly looking faces badgers can be pretty vicious!

B is for Badger

They are nocturnal creatures which means they only come out at night so their eyesight is very good.

Their favourite foods include worms and peanuts.

There are eight different species of badger.

The word badger is believed to come from the French ‘bêcheur’ which means ‘digger’!

Badgers have been present in Britain for at least 350,000 years! That’s a long time!

Badgers live in complex underground burrows called ‘setts’ that they dig themselves. Some can be centuries old, as can the regular paths badgers use above ground!

Check out the video below from BBC Wildlife of some cute little baby badgers! Did you know that a boy badger is called a boar, a female is a sow? The young, like in this video, are called cubs!

Wild Challenge! How well can you see in the dark?  Why not turn off your bedroom lights to find out. 

Picture from Flickr.