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A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On Badgers

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about badgers. Badgers are important predators as they are uniquely adapted to digging. Most of their diet consists of burrowing mammals, and thus, badgers provide an important control for rodents and other agricultural pests. Badgers are a protected species within Wisconsin. Answer the following multiple choice questions and then see your score. Better yet, stump your family and friends by asking them to take this quiz.

1. To which animal is the badger more closely related?

2. A male badger is called a ___________.

3. Which of these American football teams is named after badgers?

4. Badgers got their name from the white badge on their face

5. What is the burrow of a badger called?

6. What is the badger's diet?

7. Do American Badgers live in social groups?

8. Badgers hibernate in the winter.

9. A female badger is called a doe.

10. How long does an American Badger live in the wild?

11. The American Badger lives in open areas like plains, prairies and farmland

12. An American Badger typically weighs about ___________ pounds.

13. The American Badger's mating pattern is promiscuous.

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