Taxidea taxus (American Badger)
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Habitat: Grasslands with loamy, friable soils.

Habits: American Badgers live in burrows in the ground and hunt for burrowing rodents during the night for food. They are very shy animals, but can be very vicious if cornered. Badgers are good swimmers and excellent diggers. Badgers have one to five young in a litter.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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