HABITAT Forests, desert
DIET Omnivorous, with a preference for meat—rats, mice,
squirrels, cottontails; snakes, lizards; insects, spiders, scorpions;
fruits… of native plants
THREATS Habitat loss
INTERESTING FACTS Ringtails are about the size of a house
cat, and although they resemble foxes, they are members of the
raccoon family. Their behavioral and physical adaptations make
them excellent climbers; they can maneuver along cliffs and
ledges by bouncing from wall to wall and climb into small
crevices by pressing all four feet on one wall and their back
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