Young badger cubs are dependent on their mothers for several months. Any cub found between December and June is likely be unweaned. A cub may be orphaned because the mother has been killed (in a road traffic accident or by 'poachers’). The cub may have become lost and separated from 'mum' for other reasons or may have injured itself and need veterinary care.
What to do if you find an abandoned cub:
Badger cubs rescue and rehab is usually very successful if prompt action is taken. Many wildlife hospitals post information and videos about their badger cub rescue activities. Good examples include our friends at Secret World down in Somerset. They hold a very popular 'badger bonanza' weekend at Easter.