About The Badger
The European Badger (Meles meles) belongs to the mustelidae family, along with other musk bearing animals such as the otter. Easily recognised by its distinctive black and white striped face but with its shy, nocturnal lifestyle not many people have seen it in its natural surroundings.
By nature badgers are clean, gentle and intelligent animals who live together in social groups, each group having its own territory. Their underground homes known as setts, are a maze of tunnels and chambers.
They eat a wide variety of food, such as earthworms, beetles and fruit.
Badgers have been present in Britain for centuries. However, these days, the badger faces many pressures such as habitat destruction and illegal persecution.