Badgers – Everything you ever wanted to know

Welcome to the BBC Wildlife badger zone where you can find out all you need to know about these controversial mammals. 

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Badgers – Everything you ever wanted to know

Welcome to the BBC Wildlife badger zone where you can find out all you need to know about these controversial mammals.

Badgers: Kill or cure? 

Badger photo gallery

How to observe badgers

How to photograph badgers

How and where to see badgers

Understand badger parenting practice

Badgers and the moon

What to feed badgers in your garden

How to become an expert badger tracker

How badgers cope with hot weather

Listen to a badger podcast

Watch badger video clips

The latest news on the badger cull in England

 

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Badgers: Kill or cure? 

In an innovative project in deepest Gloucestershire, volunteers are training to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis. But will this trial work? And will a cull take place anyway? James Fair investigates (Autumn 2011 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine). 

© Neil Aldridge

© Neil Aldridge

Badger photo gallery

Photojournalist Neil Aldridge heads out into the field to find out how vaccination against bovine tuberculosis may save Britain's badgers.

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How to observe badgers

Badgers are one of the easiest mammals to watch – their eyesight is poor and if you are downwind, still and silent, it is easy to get close to them. 

© BBC Wildlife Magazine

How to photograph badgers

Wildlife photographer James Warwick explains how to capture the perfect badger picture. 

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How and where to see badgers

Increase your chance of seeing a badger in the wild with Jack Reedy's top tips. 

© Federico Gemma

© Federico Gemma

Understand badger parenting practice

Watching a sett in late April and early May is the best time to see badger cubs’ first foray above ground. 

© BBC Wildlife Magazine

Badgers and the moon

David Dixon reveals his entertaining observations of badgers. 

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What to feed badgers in your garden

Discover what badgers like to eat. 

© BBC Wildlife Magazine

How badgers cope with hot weather

Find out why warm weather may increase your chance of seeing a badger. 

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Listen to a badger podcast

In autumn 2011 BBC Wildlife environment editor James Fair and features editor Ben Hoare discussed two ways in which it was proposed to tackle bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in badgers - culling and vaccination - and what impact either of these may have on reducing the disease in cattle. 

 

Watch badger video clips

Learn more about the nocturnal behavious of the badger from these BBC Learning clips of a badger exploring at night and a badger feeding in the forest

The BBC Two TV programme The Burrowers: Animals Underground captured extraordinary footage of badger bedding, the anatomy of a badger settbadger communication and even badger speak

View even more badger videos on the BBC Nature website, including orphan badgers, Brighton's night badgers and wetland badgers. 

 

If you would like to reproduce any content in our badger zone please contact Licensing & Syndication. 

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