Animal Weight

How much does a American badger weight?

It is hard to guess what a American badger weights. But we have the answer:

An adult American badger (Taxidea taxus) on average weights 7.84 kg (17.29 lbs).

The American badger is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Taxidea). It is usually born with about 93 grams (0.21 lbs). They can live for up to 26 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 56 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, American badgers have 2 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a American badger is 7.84 kg (17.29 lbs)

The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a North American badger, similar in appearance to the European badger although not closely related. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico, and south-central Canada to certain areas of southwestern British Columbia.The American badger’s habitat is typified by open grasslands with available prey (such as mice, squirrels, and groundhogs). The species prefers areas such as prairie regions with sandy loam soils where it can dig more easily for its prey.

Animals of the same family as a American badger

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a American badger

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Taxidea taxus:

Animals with the same size as a American badger

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as American badger:

Animals with the same litter size as a American badger

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a American badger:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a American badger

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a American badger: