The badgers referenced in Guardian of Giria are European badgers (Meles meles).
- Adult males are called boars, adult females are called sows and juveniles are cubs.
- Badgers are nocturnal, sleeping during the day in underground burrows known as setts. These can be very large, with several underground chambers and connecting passageways, and can be shared by a number of badger families. Groups can have a number of setts across their territory. Badgers sometimes share their setts with other animals, such as rabbits or foxes.
- Badgers mostly eat earthworms, but also eat other insects, small mammals and a variety of plants.
- Badgers groom each other’s fur with their claws and teeth.
- Badgers typically mate for life. Cubs are born between January and March. There can be up to 5 cubs in a litter.
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