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American Badger, jeffersonii subspecies
American Badger, jeffersonii subspecies
© Parks Canada / Lynch, W. / 09.92.10.01(94), 2002

If you've never seen a badger, you're not alone. Badgers are nocturnal and secretive by nature. They spend most of their time asleep in burrows up to 9 metres long and 3 metres deep. Each badger uses many burrows within its home range, which can be from 2 to 500 square kilometres! In 2000, there were only about 200 badgers of this type in Canada.

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