Found along the road in southern Oregon orphaned after his mom was hit by a car. Arrived at Turtle Bay August 16, 2011 at about five months of age. Digger is the smartest animal Turtle Bay trainers have trained. He learns new behaviors in as little as one or two sessions. Digger made his national debut on television playing Bucky the Badger on the hit show "New Girl" in spring 2013. His favorite treat is honey.
About American Badgers
Class: Mammalia; Family: Mustelidae; Species: Taxidea taxus
Range: Although most prevalent in the American Great Plains, they can be found all over North America, from Canada down into mountainous areas of Mexico.
Habitat: Prefer dry open grasslands and prairies or mountainous meadows.
Diet: Primarily carnivorous, preying upon small mammals such as pocket gophers and prairie dogs, as well as fish, insects, ground dwelling birds, lizards, and amphibians; will sometimes consume plant material like sunflower seeds and corn.
Lifespan: 5-10 years in the wild, captivity over 20 years.