Learn About Nugget

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 25 yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 12 yrs
  • Length: 3 ft
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Most of North America
  • Habitat in the Wild: Prefers open grassland, prairie, open forest
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: Small rodents, insects and larvae, reptiles, fruits and berries
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: variety of meats, kibble, fruit
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: 2016
    • Arrival: June 2016

Nugget was orphaned in the Spring of 2016 and was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. After some initial rehabilitation she was transferred here to us! After weeks of training to adjust to her new home, she was introduced to her temporary housing behind Cougar Run. Unfortunately she is not currently part of tours, but will be viewable by the public as soon as our new badger habitat in Critter Creek is built. Check back for updates on the project!