July - September
Litters per Year:
# of Young Born:
1 - 5 cubs
Raising the Young:
The young are raised by their mother for about 6 months until they go out on their own.
Badgers are solitary animals and primarily nocturnal. They do not hibernate but are inactive cold winter months. They are extremely great excavators, able to dig tunnel systems up to 10 yards.
3 square miles
(carnivorous) mainly feeds on squirrels, gophers, prairie dogs, woodrats, kangaroo rats, and mice. They also prey on ground nesting birds, snakes, lizards, carrion, hibernating skunks, insects, and bees with honeycombs.
Badgers and coyotes are seen hunting together in a cooperative manner. Badgers dig out the rodents and then the coyotes run the rodents down. Coyotes use their speed to take advantage of rodents that escape from badgers. Badgers and coyotes even engage in playing behavior.