About the Ring-Tailed Cacomistle
Between 2 and 3 pounds
25 to 32 inches long
Birds, small mammals, insects, fruit and carrion.
Ringtail cacomistles prefer rocky hills, ridges and forests and avoid open grasslands. They can be found in western United States and southern Mexico.
Ringtails are nocturnal, emerging after sunset and returning to their den before sunrise. Large eyes and ears help them hunt at night.
Median Life Expectancy:
8 to 14 years in captivity
You Can Find This Animal in the Treasures of the Sierra Madre
Ringtail cacomistles are called “miner’s cats” because they were placed on the frontier mines to control rodents.