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American Badger

Page history last edited by wikiuser0007 11 years, 7 months ago

     American Badger

 

  • Common name: Badger
  • Scientific name: mammilia
  • Scientific Genus: Taxidea
  • species: T. taxus
  • Biome:  Prarie and Teprate Forrest
  • Countries: U.S, Mexico, Canada
  • Special adaptions: The badger has big claws for digging and catching food, a good fur coat to keep them warm and a good sense of smell.
  • Length:  23 to 29 inches  
  • Weight is about 15 to 20 pounds
  • Their body covering is fur.
  • General description: The badger has a flat body with short legs and a tipped up nose with black, brown and white fur.
  • A Badger is endothermic
  • Name of young:  Kit or cub 
  • Related species:  Ferret,Weasel 
  • Name of a group of this animal:  mammal 
  • Type of eater:  carnivor 
  • A badger will eat Moles, Woodrats and Pocket Golphers. 
  •  How does it capture food:  The Badger will smell, capture it with its claws or with its mouth.
  • What eats it:  hawks or a fox
  • The badger has teeth and claws to protect itself.
  • What does it prey on: Prairie Dogs, Pocket Gophers and Kangroo Rats
  • Forms of communication: The Badger will bite, yelp, growl or smell another badger.
  • The Badger is not on the endangered list.   
  • These are the resouses I used:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger and http://people.westminstercollege.edu/faculty/tharrison/gslplaya99/badgers.htm and for a book I used Animal Fact File, Dr.Tony Hore, pages 22-23, 1999
  •  symbiotic relationship: The Honeyguide leads the badger to a beehive and the badger eats the honey.  This is mutualsim.  Even though the hive is destroyed there is still some hive for the bees and that is commensalisms.            

 By:Cal 6A

Comments (2)

wikiuser0055 said

at 12:28 pm on Dec 2, 2008

Good info! You might want to highlight or underline some of the key words just to make them stand out. Also you'll have to figure out how to remove the 3 food chains at the beginning. Otherwise, keep up the good work,
Mrs. G

wikiuser0013 said

at 7:48 pm on Dec 3, 2008

Go Badgers!

Joe

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