Ringtail Cat (Bassariscus astutus)


Ringtails inhabit rocky areas of desert and submontane ecosystems. The population trend is stable for these furbearers. Dens are in caves, crevices, hollow trees, rock piles, or unused buildings. One litter per year is born in May or June. The young begin to walk at 35-42 days of age and leave their mother in August or September. Ringtails are carnivorous, nocturnal, and partially colonial. Water must be available within one-half mile of the den site.

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