National Badger Day is dedicated to the predatory forest animal and is celebrated on October 6 of each year. This is not the friendliest animal that everyone wants to spend time with. But you can’t call it dangerous, of course, if you don’t provoke it on purpose. Many people, unfortunately, do not realize that badgers are an important part of the ecosystem. The purpose of the holiday is to inform the population and teach them to treat them, if not with love, then with respect!
Historians claim that badgers existed 250 thousand years ago in the British Isles. During their existence, they have experienced many troubles. You don’t need to look into the distant past to be convinced of this: before 1835, animals were mercilessly hunted for any reason, until animal rights advocates stood up for them, legally stopping human actions. Badgers were gassed in the 1960s, citing the control of rabies and bovine tuberculosis. In 1992, the “Badger Protection Act” was issued, which punishes illegal actions.
Did you know that badgers:
- in the natural environment they live up to 12 years, in an artificial environment – up to 16;
- actually cheerful and cheerful – they like to play with relatives and have fun;
- have poor eyesight, which is compensated by an excellent sense of smell;
- choose a couple with whom they live all their lives;
- able to run very fast – sometimes up to 30 km / h;
- do an amazing job – dig intricate holes that have a positive effect on the soil and increase the number of plants;
- females reach maturity at 2 years, males at 3.
How to celebrate
Learn more about animals and tell others, let more people understand that they do not harm humanity in any way! Make a donation to protection funds – any amount will be needed and valuable. Visit areas where you can encounter badgers – keep your distance and watch from afar so as not to embarrass the beautiful creature.
When is National Badger Day in 2022?
National Badger Day is observed on October 6 each year.