Celebrated on August 6th

National Badger Day

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Challenge #1

Can you draw a badger playing with a pig?

Did you know: A male badger is called a boar, a female is a sow and the young are called cubs. Interestingly, the Welsh name for badgers is ‘moch daear’ which translates to ‘earth pig’. The word badger is said to derive from the French ‘bêcheur’ meaning ‘digger’.

Source: One Kind Planet

Challenge #2

Can you draw a badger digging underground rooms (setts) where they can live and play?

Did you know: The behaviour of badgers differs by species, but all shelter underground, living in burrows called setts, which may be very extensive. Some are solitary, moving from home to home, while others are known to form clans called cetes. There are usually 2 – 15 badgers in a cete.

Source: Just Fun Facts

Challenge #3

Can you draw a badger mom with several of her baby cubs?

Did you know: Female badgers prepare a grass-lined den before giving birth. Badgers are born blind and helpless with only a thin coat of fur. The eyes of the youngsters open at 4 to 6 weeks old. The young are nursed by their mother until they are 2 to 3 months old. The cubs (young badgers) may emerge from the den as early as 5 to 6 weeks old. Juveniles disperse at 5 to 6 months.

Source: Nature Mapping Foundation