Asian badger (Meles leucurus)

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Amur badger (Meles leucurus amurensis)
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Asian and Eurasian badger populations are separated by the Volga River in Russia, with the Asian badger ranging to the east and the Eurasian to the west of the river.
  • The Asian badger is similar to the European badger, preferring deciduous woods or open pastureland with small patches of woodland.
  • Asian badgers are opportunistic foragers, feeding on fruit, nuts, earthworms, wasp nests, bird eggs, carrion, and small vertebrates.
  • In the northern parts of its range, the Asian badger hibernates during the winter months.
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Asian badger description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyMustelidae
GenusMeles (1)

Information on the Asian badger (Meles leucurus) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Asian badger status

The Asian badger is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Amur badger (Meles leucurus amurensis)  
Amur badger (Meles leucurus amurensis)

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