Tasmanian Devil vs European Badger | ANIMAL BATTLE (+Harpy Eagle vs Osprey winner)

Tasmanian Devil vs European Badger | ANIMAL BATTLE (+Harpy Eagle vs Osprey winner)

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They have long claws, a bone-crushing bite,
and a tough attitude. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to announce
the competitors of the 26th episode of Animal Battle:
The Tasmanian Devil Versus
The European Badger And you already know that if you stick until
the end of the video you will be able to vote the winner of this Animal Battle and you will
find out who won the previous one between the Harpy Eagle and the Osprey. Let’s do it! I am Mario and this is Animal Battle! The rules of an Animal Battle are straightforward:
we are going to compare our two candidates based on the 6 sacred characteristics which
are Agility, Attack, Defense, Intelligence, Bonus Skill and Survival. After that, you will vote the winner in a
poll. Simple as that. So let’s go right to agility. The Tasmanian devil has quite a unique appearance
with forelegs slightly longer than its hind legs, but despite that, it is capable of surprising
speed and endurance. It can reach 13 km/h when running, can climb
trees and can swim across rivers. What about the European badger? Those short legs are clearly not suited for
running, right? Well, the badger can actually reach up to
30 km/h which is really impressive. It can also swim pretty well, but that’s
about it for agility, so let’s see their stats. While these agility stats are good for their
size and appearance, they are still not very impressive compared to other animals. But you will found out that agility might
not be that important when we will talk about their attack and defense stats. Before that though let’s go to their bonus
skills. Both of these animals are nocturnal so it
makes sense that their senses are adapted exactly for foraging in the dark. The European Badger has an acute sense of
smell, but only normal hearing and monochromatic vision – meaning that they can’t see red
color and react only to moving objects. The Tasmanian Devil’s dominant sense is
hearing, followed by its excellent sense of smell with a range of 1km. The devil has a black and white vision which
is also better suited for detecting moving objects. Both the Tasmanian Devil and the badger have
scent glands that release a nasty smell when threatened. Still, they mostly use this for marking their
territories because the smell is their unique signature. I can also mention that they have claws that
are used for digging and that the facial mask of badgers is actually used as a warning and
for camouflage. You might be wondering how a black and white
mask would help with camouflage during the day. It doesn’t help during the day, but it is
very useful at night. It looks like the Tasmanian devil still has
better bonus skill stats, but the badger has an ace up its sleeve. Whilst the Tasmanian devil is mostly solitary,
the European Badger lives in groups that usually consist of 6 individuals but can sometimes
have up to 23 members. These groups live in complex dens called setts
with multiple exits and chambers. They even have toilets outside of their dens
and constantly clean their setts and change their beddings. And last but not least, the European badger
can sleep during the winter to skip it, although it usually doesn’t fully hibernate as bears
do. Now we shall see their bonus skill stats. As you can observe the badger does better
here as there are a lot of advantages when it comes to living in groups. Can the Tasmanian devil make a comeback? Let’s look at their Attack and Defense and
find out. The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous
marsupial after the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger. But don’t let that fool you because males
still reach only up to 65 cm in length plus a 26 cm long tail and weigh 8 kg on average. European Badgers are larger reaching up to
90 cm in length plus a 24 cm long tail and 13 kg on average, but can even reach 17 kg
at the beginning of the winter. The heaviest badger recorded weighed more
than 27 kg. Both the devil and the badger can eat a variety
of animals. -Now, what would you like to order? For you, Mr. Badger, I can recommend tasty
earthworms or insects, a small mammal like a rabbit or a hedgehog, carrion or perhaps
you would like some cereals or fruit. The European Badger can eat a variety of foods
being an opportunistic omnivore. It has long and strong claws and jaws powerful
enough to crush bones. Also, it has no problems devouring a wasp
nest since the wasps are no match for the badger’s very thick skin and dense fur. Just like it’s cousin the Honey Badger,
the European Badger doesn’t care. This time the badger decided to hunt some
rabbits, digging them out of their dens. -What about you Mr. Tasmanian Devil? You can have a wombat, a bird, a fish, a frog,
a reptile or even a sheep. Or would you like to have the usual this time? The Tasmanian Devil can attack a 30 kg wombat
or even a sheep if it is ill, using its long claws to easily grip the prey. But chasing these animals down might not be
that easy with those low agility stats, so the devil will have the usual this time which
is carrion. The Tasmanian devil will devour the entire
carrion, even the skin, and bones. It is an easy task for the animal with the
most powerful bite for its size. You might have observed that the Tasmanian
devil has a large head for its body. Its jaw can open wide allowing the devil to
generate a force of 56 kg in order to tear meat and crush bones. Its bite is so strong that it can bite through
thick metal wire. Other solitary devils can also join the feast
and while they are eating the devils live up to their name making a lot of noise. I wouldn’t want to hear that in the middle
of the night. But, despite their appearance, Tasmanian devils
are less territorial than European Badgers. Of course, aside from other badgers, the European
Badger has to be aware of its predators like wolves, lynxes, and bears in some regions. Its thick skin will be useful for defense. The Tasmanian Devil on the other side shouldn’t
worry about predators because it is the largest carnivore in Tasmania. That being said, let’s see their stats. They have very high attack and defense stats
for their size, the Tasmanian devil matching the badger even though it is smaller because
of its incredible bite force and lack of predators. When it comes to intelligence both are doing
well. They are both predators and this requires
a higher level of intelligence. Also, we can see that Tasmanian Devils are
quite clever from a national geographic study in which some individuals could remove the
bait from the traps without getting caught and one female blocked the entrance to her
den to keep her pups safe. So their intelligence stats are… pretty
good. And lastly, let’s talk about Survival because
there is no point in having high stats when the species is going extinct. The European Badger is doing well here, being
classified as a least concern species with a population of more than 500 000 individuals. It can also give birth to 1-5 cubs which can
live up to 15 years. The Tasmanian devil is doing worse though
being classified as an endangered species with a population of 10 000 to 15 000 individuals. Their entire population is threatened by the
Devil Facial Tumor Disease – a type of transmissible cancer passed on to other devils through biting. The tumors grow on the devil’s face and
eventually, they will be too large for the animal to feed, resulting in death. The Tasmanian devil will usually give birth
to 20-30 pups but only 4 of them will get to feed in the mother’s pouch and survive. These pups can live up to 8 years, but the
average lifespan of Tasmanian devils is about 3-4 years. Now let’s see their final stats. So they have really good stats aside from
agility and survival for Tasmanian Devils. But who is the winner? It is you who will choose the winner voting
in the poll right there and feel free to leave your opinions in the comments down below. I will announce the winner in the next episode
so subscribe to M from aniMals not to miss it and because you will help Spike achieve
his goal of beating both pew die pie and t-series. Now is the time to announce the winner of
the last Animal Battle between the Harpy Eagle and the Osprey. So, after counting all the votes, the winner
is… the Harpy Eagle – a really powerful raptor! If you wanted the Osprey to win don’t be upset
because here, on M from aniMals we love and respect all animals. So, once again, don’t forget to vote the winner
of this episode’s battle in the top right corner. And if you like what I make consider supporting
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