Badgers at Play

Did you know there are eleven species of badgers? Males are called boars, females are sows and young badgers are identified as cubs. Their lower jaws are articulated to the upper, firmly locked into long cavities of the skull so dislocation of the jaw is all but impossible. This enables badgers to maintain their hold with the utmost tenacity. Siblings practice fighting skills while mom hunts. This rehearsal prepares them with the necessary skills to survive on their own after leaving the den.