An orphan cub tells its story from birth to adulthood. I decided to write this book in memory of Tiloin, the first badger cub I raised. Although I had been studying and observing badger families in the wild for more than seven years, it was thanks to the very special relationship I had with Tiloin that I learnt so much about badger behaviour and language. Today Tiloin lives in the wild with his fellow badgers. I hope he will live as long as possible. I will do all I can to continue to protect these members of the mustelidae family.