Badgers are small mammals with flat, wedge-shaped bodies, broad feet with long claws and coarse hair that can be black, brown, gold or white. They are related to ferrets, minks, otters, weasels and wolverines. Badgers are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night and sleep during the day. They have strong limbs and sharp claws that help them dig burrows and find food underground. They make their homes by digging tunnels and caves and use grass and leaves for bedding. Baby badgers are called cubs and stay with their mom until about 6 months. This little guy, named "Bucky Blue Cheese" lives at the DeYoung zoo in Wallace, Mi. He is very curious and playful. He is used to people but everything is still new to him. It is so great for humans to experience these beautiful animals in an intimate setting. We can learn so much.