Badger is the common name for any animal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae, the same mammal family as ferrets, weasels, otters, and other types of related carnivores. The name is possibly derived from the word badge, on account of the marks on the head. There are 15 species of badger, in four subfamilies: Melinae, (the Eurasian badgers) Helictidinae, (ferret-badgers) Mellivorinae, (the Ratel or honey badger), and Taxidiinae (the American badger).
The collective name for a group of badgers is a "cete".
Anthropomorphic badger characters
- Badger (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
- Badger (The Wind in the Willows)
- Bajer Blaquestrype (Extinctioners)
- Friar Tuck (Disney's Robin Hood)
- Sticks the Badger (Sonic Boom)
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