Badgers are residents of Bighorn Canyon. They are members of the weasel family, like skunks and wolverines. They have extremely strong claws and muscular legs which allow them to create underground dens deep within the soil. Their main physical characteristics:
Well known for their ferocity, badgers find many different food sources. These include mice, squirrels, birds, and even rattlesnakes. It is thought that there is no animal near the same size that can take down a badger. This is due to their amazingly strong claws and sharp teeth.
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The bighorn sheep disappeared from the area in the 1800s. In the 1970s, Montana and Wyoming state game agencies translocated sheep into nearby areas. Descendants of these sheep moved into the range along Bighorn Canyon and today the estimated population is 150 to 200. More...