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Asian Badger

Asian Badger Range Map (Asia)
Asian Badger Range Map (Asia)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Meles leucurus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Asia
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Main Characteristics

Asian Badgers are similar in appearance to eurasian badgers.


Asian Badgers can be found in open deciduous woodlands, coniferous woodlands, mixed woodlands, adjacent pastures, scrub, steppe and sometimes in suburban areas. They have a large range that extends from the southern portion of Russia through Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Korea and China.


Asian Badgers are omnivores and they mainly feed on earth worms, insects, frogs, birds, lizards, small mammals, nuts, fruit, eggs and carrion.



Humans are predators of Asian Badgers.


Subspecies of the Asian Badger include:

Meles leucurus amurensis
Meles leucurus arenarius
Meles leucurus blanfordi
Meles leucurus leucurus
Meles leucurus sibiricus
Meles leucurus tianschanensis

Interesting Facts

Male badgers are known as 'boars' and females as 'sows'.

Similar Animals

Hog Badger
Honey Badger
Japanese Badger
Eurasian Badger
American Badger


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