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A European Badger (Meles meles) strips the bark off an Elder tree in the Peak District National Park, UK.

© Tesni Ward / Biosphoto

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Shooting date : 2017-05-10

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Whilst 80% of their diet consists of Earthworms, Badgers have a varied diet beyond this. Due to their impact on the pH of the soil, Elder trees are often found growing nearby, and both the flowers and bark are a tasty inclusion in their diet.

Keywords

Wild animal / Mammal / Carnivoran / Small carnivore / Mustelidae / Badger (Meles sp) / Eurasian badger (Meles meles)

Seek / Food search

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Branch

Area / Forest / Woodland

Individual / Nobody

Europe / European Union / United kingdom / Great Britain / England / East Midlands (Region of) / Peak District National Park

May

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Twilight / Evening

Behavior / Nocturnal

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Area / Forest / Temperate forest

Shot / Overview

Shot / Front shot

Enumeration / Alone

Area / Forest / Undergrowth

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Behavior / Itch

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Carnivora / Mustelidae / Meles

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