The hog badger is native to Thailand’s forests and although hardly seen in the wild by most Thai people, they often live on the edges of the jungles bordering small villages.
A group of four little hog badgers were taken to a temple near the rescue center after they were found by some villagers, apparently rescued from a nest abandoned by their mother. This, however, is unlikely, and it could be the case that the mother has been the victim of poaching.
The four juvenile badgers, however, were well cared for by the temple. Despite this care, one of the juveniles soon contracted eye trouble, and another could not walk due to a severely broken leg. Our vet has all four under her supervision, and has successfully operated on the broken leg.
The animals will be released to the wild once they are a bit bigger and stronger.