Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

To which animal is the badger more closely related? A. Seal B. Mongoose C. Bear


A. Seal




Which of these is not a true badger species? A. American Badger B. Desert Badger C. Honey Badger


B. Desert Badger




Badgers are a member of the mustelid or weasel family; how many UK native ‘wild mustelids’ are there including the badger? A. 6 B. 8 C. 10


A. 6 Badger, weasel, stoat, pine marten, otter, polecat




The Welsh name for badger is moch daear, which translates as what? A. Earth pig B. Fat panda C. Shy bear


A. Earth pig




What is the name of the German dog breed which translates as badger dog? A. Dachshund B. Dobermann C. Schäferhund


A. Dachshund




Badgers are a protected species, but in what year was the latest protection (Protection of Badgers Act) specifically afforded to them? A. 1972 B. 1982 C. 1992


C. 1992




What colour is an Erythristic badger? A. White B. Black C. Ginger


C. Ginger




Brock, the Old English name for badger, is thought to come from which French word? A. Bêcheur B. Brouter C. Bruiner


A. Bêcheur (digger)




Which of these American football teams is named after badgers? A. Baltimore B. Wisconsin C. Minnesota


B. Wisconsin




How long have badgers lived in Britain? A. 250,000 years B. 25,000 years C. 2,500 years


A. 250,000 years





Kid quiz questions

What is a baby badger called? A. Kitten B. Calf C. Cub


C. Cub




What is a male badger called? A. Boar B. Bull C. Buck


A. Boar




What is a female badger called? A. Jenny B. Sow C. Queen


B. Sow




What is a badger’s favourite food in the UK? A. Pizza B. Chocolate C. Earthworms


C. Earthworms




What is a badger’s favourite berry? A. Elderberry B. Cranberry C. Goji berry


A. Elderberry




Badgers are nocturnal, what does this mean? A. They are awake at night and asleep during the day B. They are awake during the day and sleep at night C. They sleep during the day and the night


A. They are awake at night and asleep during the day




How many toes do badgers have on each foot? A. 3 B. 5 C. 7


B. 5




Where does a badger live? A. Burrow B. Den C. Sett


C. Sett




What is a badger family called? A. Clan B. Pride C. Herd


A. Clan




Which of these animals is a badger related to? A. Bear B. Lizard C. Weasel


C. Weasel





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