Reproduction and Life Cycle
Taxidea Taxus is polygynous, which means they have more than one mate. In the wild, the males have large ranges (up to 2.4 square kilometers) while there may be multiple females in that same area. This is because the females have smaller ranges of about 1.6 square kilometers, which may overlap each other as well.
Badgers will mate between July and August. The females will go off and make a den with a nest made of dry bedding material. The implantation of the fertilized egg is delayed until late January and early February. Then the embryo will grow for about 6 weeks. The babies are born sometime in March.
The mother will have one to five babies at a time. The young are taken care of by the mother until they are weaned in about June. The adolescent badgers will go and seek out their own home ranges.