The badger is the largest member of the weasel family, which can be found in Europe, America and Asia. The badgers live underground in burrows and have flat bodies, short legs with long claws and long tail.
The head is black with white stripes starting from the nose to the shoulders. The fur coat can be striped, spotted, dark brown, black or silvery-gray. The adult badgers are 60 cm long and 23 cm tall with a 10 cm tail. They weigh 13.6 kg.
The badgers are hunting at night and they eat rodents, toads, lizards, snakes, insects and squirrels. They can live up to 13 years.