Eurasian Badger is distributed in large parts of Europe and Asia. The population is currently stable. The threats include habitat loss, persecution, disease, hunting, as well as the competition caused by the introduced Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Carnivora – carnivores
■ Family Mustelidae – mustelids
■ Species Meles meles – Eurasian Badger