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The ringtail, the state mammal of Arizona, is a member of the raccoon family and is native to the New World. Nocturnal and shy, it is seldom seen in the wild.
Mountains, badlands and forests in southwestern United States to Baja California and southern Mexico
Shelter-providing rocky broken areas in a variety of habitats ranging from mountain to desert
Common in mountainous and rocky terrain, less so in forests
Omnivorous: small mammals, grasshoppers, beetles, fruits, eggs, lizards, and carrion
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for ringtail.