Gray upperparts; black underparts; white head with contrasting black stripes running from the nose to the eyes and ears; white ear-tips; short tail; powerful fore claws used to dig out food. Females are smaller than males.
Forages at night in open fields. Shares elaborate tunnels with other clan members during the day. Territorial; marks its territory with a scent.
Badgers feed mainly on earthworms, some insects, lizards, eggs, frogs, and small mammals. Supplements its diet with fruit and other plants.
Vulnerable species. Occurs in the Mujib Nature Reserve and northern Jordan Valley, including Irbid, Suwaylih, and the Ajloun Woodland Reserve.