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The Secret Life of Badgers

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Our forests are filled with fascinating creatures, some very familiar to us, others less well-known. There is one inhabitant everyone thinks they know, but hardly anyone ever gets to see – the badger. The reason is simple. The nocturnal hunter sleeps the day away underground, only daring to venture into the light in the summer months, and then so briefly that they can’t collect enough food. This film follows a female badger and her two youngsters. The large martens are late developers and only learn to walk at around nine weeks old. Unsure and on shaky legs, one of them dares to leave the sett and immediately puts itself in great danger.

An entire badger clan lives in the adjacent territory. Aside from a solitary adult male, most of the other animals are either females or cubs born over several years.