Med. Weter. 75 (2), cover III , 2019

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DOROTA KOWALSKA, ANDRZEJ GUGOŁEK
European badger
The European badger (Meles meles) is the largest member of the mustelid family (Mustelidae) found in Poland. It lives almost all over Eurasia, except northern areas of the former Soviet Union and the Scandinavian countries. The European badger most often inhabits densely wooded areas. It feeds on both animal and plant foods, and is classified as a carnivore. Badger skins are not fully used in the fur industry They are usually used for production of skin rugs and accessories, such as hunting bags.
Keywords: European badger, Meles meles,