The badger is Wisconsin's state animal, a ferocious fighter with 4" long claws. Still, residents respect and admire them, and keep their distance! The badger is the animal that dachshunds were bred to hunt for. 'Dachs' as in badger, and 'hund' as in hound.
This badger’s story is actually one of two caring dogs. When the first dog found the badger, orphaned and underfed in the countryside, he carefully brought the cub back to his humans. Seeing that the badger needed extra care, the humans brought the badger to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Animal Sanctuary. There, the badger was spotted by the sanctuary’s resident dog, Murray, who took maternal responsibility for the cub.