The Habitat Views video considers ways of looking at dioramas today, and documents the creation of several new displays. Take a look over on our YouTube Channel >
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Badgers are solitary animals that are mainly active at night, and tend to be inactive during the winter months. They are not true hibernators, but spend much of the winter in cycles of inactivity or torpor that usually last about 29 hours. During torpor, body temperatures fall to about 48°F and the heart beats at about half the normal rate. Badgers emerge from their dens on warm days in the winter.
Southern Canada to south central Mexico
Plains and deserts, foothills and mountain meadows
Fairly common in appropriate habitats and are not considered threatened
Rodents, lizards, insects, birds’ eggs
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for American badger.