What’s black and white and likes eggs for dinner? The UK’s largest land predator of course! This week we celebrate the European badger; an omnivore that likes to snack on small mammals, birds’ eggs, worms, fruit and plants.
Discover more about how scientists are Conserving Britain’s Carnivores here or delve into the details of a badger’s skull with our Exploring Skulls video:
Creating your badger mask…
You will need:
- Badger mask template
- Colouring pencils or crayons
- Cut out the mask pieces – a face, snout and nose.
- Fold the snout along the lines, and fold the tabs backwards. Fold the tabs backwards on the nose too.
Tip: If you’d like to add some colour to your badger mask, do this now before gluing it all together!
- Put glue onto the tabs and stick the snout to the face, and the nose inside the end of the snout. Hold these in place for a few moments while the glue dries.
- Measure a piece of string so that it is the right length to fit around your head.
- Carefully pierce a hole into each side of the mask, thread the string through both holes and tie a knot in the end of the string so that it stays in place.
- Your mask is ready to wear. Why not wear it while you share how excellent badgers are with friends and family.
Learn more about badgers from the Wildlife Trusts here: European badger
Like badgers but not foxes? Kate Howlett talks about why perceptions matter when it comes to wildlife conservation: Insects are animals too: why perceptions matter