Badger Facts - Illness & Death

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Badgers natural life span is up to 14 years, however few badgers will live this long.

Many badgers are killed on our roads. It has been estimated that in one American State up to 45% of the badger population is killed on the roads annually. Cleary, badgers can survive this mass death, but it is still a good of understanding of how many badgers may be killed on the roads.

Also, many UK badgers are killed by farmers. If these badgers have cubs they may starve to death in the absence of their mother.

TB is a common fatal disease and can kill badgers. They are also susceptible to lungworm infestations. However, badgers are generally robust animals and most likely will die from old age.