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These little diggers roam around the park but hide quickly and are rather hard to spot

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Badgers are common animals in Yellowstone, but it's quite hard to spot them. These are small and stout animals, with a weight around 6-11 kg and a length of 55-70 cm. They have light fur and a dark stripe along their back. Badgers are continuous diggers.

They dig for food or to make homes during mating season that usually lasts during summer and early autumn. Although badgers are most active at night, during this season you can spot them playing even during the daylight.

During winter, badgers can be inactive, but still they aren't true hibernators. The main habitat of badgers are grasslands and open areas. In Yellowstone you can find lots at Lamar and Hayden Valleys.

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