They’re intricate and social and important, but our knowledge of badgers is only in its infancy say these researchers at Wytham Woods.

The Laboratory With Leaves (Part 14): Badgers

Badgers are the largest remaining carnivores in Britain, ghostly quiet, distinctively smelly, and built for one purpose: digging. They are also a key stone species in ecology and the subject of controversy in regard of government culls aimed at reducing cattle disease. Oxford has a major research project around them out at Wytham Woods, explored here.

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