Trembling, frightened, and alone with her dead mother by the roadside is how this little three pound, six ounce female badger orphan started her amazing odyssey from a life of obscurity to fame as an educational animal at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. A Good Samaritan came to her rescue and contacted the SBWCN for help. It was soon discovered how rare these little creatures are and how little is known of their behavior other than their reputation for a ferocious temperament. Caring for her was a priceless education into uncharted territory. Her caregiver found that this badger’s bark was merely intimidating and her bite was non-existent. Her “language” consisted of many different vocalizations easily confused with those of animals we are familiar with. Her growls were misinterpreted at first as those of aggression when that was the farthest from the truth. She was just calling for her mother. Soon, that low growling sound was a comfort to hear. She grew rapidly and was soon bursting out of every attempt at containment. Her curiosity was boundless. Because no other badgers were available to place her with, she unfortunately imprinted upon the only family she knew. Her survival in the wild would have been questionable at best, but the San Diego Wild Animal Park stepped in and, with open arms, embraced her as a good will ambassador for her species so that we can all profit from what she can teach us.