American badger


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Noun1.American badger - a variety of badger native to AmericaAmerican badger - a variety of badger native to America
badger - sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
genus Taxidea, Taxidea - in some classifications considered a genus of subfamily Melinae
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The American badger has a dark head with a white line on its forehead and neck.
While not quite the same thing, the American badger has been discovered doing something along those lines: burying the carcass of an entire calf all by itself.
The groundbreaking had the participation of over 200 supporters of Turtle Bay and the future hotel, which includes Turtle Bays Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, Redding Mayor Francie Sullivan as well as the Redding City Council, along with Digger, an American Badger who is an animal ambassador for the park.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a generally solitary animal, usually hunting without the assistance of other badgers or other species (Long, 1973).
Despite these losses, American badger (Taxidea taxus) range expansions likely have been suggested in Indiana (Lyon, 1932; Berkley and Johnson, 1998), Ohio (Moseley, 1934; Leedy, 1947; Nugent and Choate, 1970), and Illinois (Gremillion-Smith 1985; Ver Steeg and Warner, 2000) and primarily attributed to deforestation for agriculture.
During this time, respiratory illness developed in a 12-year-old male American badger (Taxidea taxus taxus), a 19-year-old female Bornean binturong (Arctictis binturong penicillatus), and a 7-year-old blackfooted ferret (Mustela nigripes) housed in a San Diego zoological garden.
The species include the Barn Owl, Eastern Prairie Fringed-Orchid, Engelmann's Quillwort, Few-flowered Club-rush, Jefferson Salamander, American Badger, Peregrine Falcon, Western Silvery Aster and Wood Turtle.
The camera work here is unforgettable - an American badger carrying a ground squirrel, a sandhill crane illuminated by the full moon, a herd of bison thundering across the plains.
ABSTRACT: In a 1955 mail survey, Indiana conservation officers reported the North American badger (Taxidea taxus) from 33 counties in Indiana.
Herein, we describe a predation event in which an American badger used human-made and natural cover to monitor black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus)and then successfully ambush-attacked a juvenile blacktailed prairie dog.
Metabolic adaptations to prolonged food deprivation by the American Badger, Taxidea taxus.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) generally is a grassland carnivore preying most heavily on burrowing rodents and rabbits (Lindzey, 2003).

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