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The Burmese ferret badger ranges in southeast Asia in Nepal, eastern provinces in India, Myanmar, the Guangdong province of China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. They live in the forests and grasslands throughout their range. The Javan ferret badger, once thought to be a subspecies of the Burmese ferret badger, is now its own species. Thus, this species' range does not include Java. The badger feeds mostly on cockroaches, earthworms, snails, and grasshoppers. Their thick, short fur is grayish to grey-brown on the body, with black and white markings on the face. Generally, there is a horizontal black band across the top of the muzzle and another band across the forehead between the ears. Two thinner black stripes extend vertically from the nose, across the eyes, and joins the band on the forehead. A small black spot is present on each cheek. A thick, white dorsal stripe extends from the top of the head, starting from within the black band on the forehead, and running along the spine down the back, extending to the tail in this species. The muzzle, sides of the face, and throat are white. The ears, nose and toes are pink.
Melogale moschata


Species of Badger

Hog Badger | American Badger | Eurasian Badger | Honey Badger | Chinese Ferret Badger | Burmese Ferret Badger | Javan Ferret Badger | Everett's Ferret Badger |

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