Difference Between Badger and Anteater

Badger and Anteaters are have always fascinated the world with their distinct character and habitat. The following list shows the various species of Badger, Anteater and Rodent with the common name.

– Badger

honey-badger

Badgers are omnivores from the family Manidae, Mustelidae and found in most of sub-Saharan Africa,North America, Europe and India. Honey badger is the most fearless animal in the world, wolverine and European badger ranks as the largest terrestrial mustelid.

Honey Badger
Wolverine
Weasel
Marten
Otter
Hog Badger

– Anteater

Indian-Pangolin

Anteater belongs to Myrmecophagidae family and are known for eating ants and termites. Giant anteater from the various protected areas in the Amazon is the largest insectivorous mammal.

Giant Anteater
Pangolin
Echidna
Northern Tamandua

– Rodent

Himalayan- marmot

Rodents are from most diversified mammalian order and have been used as food and human clothing. Well known rodents in the world are Capybara, Porcupine, guinea pigs, Prairie dog and Himalayan marmot.

Squirrel
Beaver
Hare
Capybara
Porcupine
Himalayan marmot

– Viverridae

Asian-palm-civet

Viverridae family members are found in the forest of Southeast Asia and also in some of the adjoining islands. Civet are mostly nocturnal mammal with cat like general appearance, native to Madagascar and South Asia.

Malabar civet is a viverrid endemic to the Western Ghats of India and listed as Critically Endangered due to habitat degradation and and hunting.

– Herpestidae

Herpestidae family belongs to Meerkat and Mongoose, found in island of Madagascar, India and all parts of the Kalahari Desert. Meerkat and Mongoose both are very social creatures and found living in large underground networks.