Hog badger facts for kids
|Where the Hog badger is found|
It has medium-length brown hair, stocky body, white throat, two black stripes on face and a pink, pig-like snout. The head-and-body length is 55–70 cm (22–28 in) and it`s body weight is 7–14 kg (15–31 lb).
Its tail has long white hairs. Its front feet have white claws.
Distribution and habitat
- Greater hog badger A. c. collaris (Cuvier, 1825) – lives in the eastern Himalayas;
- Northern hog badger A. c. albogularis – appears in southern China
- Chinese hog badger A. c. leucolaemus – appears in northern China;
- Sumatran hog badger A. c. hoevenii – lives in Sumatra;
- Indochinese hog badger A. c. dictator – lives in southern Thailand and Indochina;
- Burmese hog badger A. c. consul – appears from Assam to Myanmar.
Ecology and behavior
The hog badger is active by day and not very wary of humans. Analysis of numerous camera trap pictures from Myanmar show no peak activity at either day or night.
The hog badger is omnivorous, its diet consists of fruits, roots and small animals.
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