This is a picture of me, my mommy, and an American Badger at the NEW Zoo in Green Bay. The picture was taken on July 3, 2006, and I was 2 years old at the time. American Badgers are carnivores that live in holes that they dig underground.
Coyotes and badgers sometimes work together. Coyotes are fast runners, but can’t dig very well. Badgers are not fast runners, but are very good at digging. So a coyote will chase a rodent into a hole, and the badger will chase it underground. Between the two of them, the rodent won’t get away.
They are the state animal of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin is called The Badger State. The University of Wisconsin‘s mascot is Bucky Badger, and the Wisconsin Badgers are playing in the Rose Bowl today. Go Bucky!
Happy new year, everyone!