### A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE SETS OF BADGER IN YANCHENG NATURE RESERVE

XU Hongfa, LU Houji,　WANG Xiaoming

• Online:2006-06-29 Published:2008-07-07

### 盐城保护区狗獾洞巢的初步研究

1. 华东师范大学生物学系

Abstract: Total 6 sets of badgers (Meles meles) were investigated and measured in Yancheng Nature Reserve. The results showed that the average numbers of entrances of the set are 12.7 and average set size is 192.1 m2. The average diameter of entrance is 25.8 (±8.1) × 32.2 (±11.8) cm. The entrances can be divided into three types: inclined entrance; vertical entrance; and horizontal entrance. The persentage of three types entrances are 77.6 % , 11.8 % and 10.5% , respectively. Only two or three entrances are frequently used per set (19.7 % ) , 55.3 % of the entrances were abandoned and 25 % of the entrances were used asionally. The badger is very sensitive animal; it will dig new holes when the entrance was disturbed.