Ringtail facts

Mating Season:

February - May

 

Mating Preferences:

Monogamous

 

Gestation period:

2 months

 

Birth Period:

April - July

 

Litters per Year:

1

 

# of Young Born:

3 - 4

 

Raising the Young:

young are blind at birth and covered with downy white fur. They begin roaming and foraging with parents at 8-9 weeks and leave the mother in late summer. The male stays with the female during the pregnancy, but is driven away by the female a few days prior to giving birth. 

 

Behavior:

Ringtails are solitary, only coming together to mate. They are excellent climbers

 

Territory:

Their home range is 1/4 square mile to 2 square miles. They live in rocky habitats preferably no more than 1/2 mile from a water source. 

 

Diet:

(Primarily Carnivorous)

eating mainly rodents and rabbits. Also birds and eggs, reptiles, invertebrates, fruits, nuts, and some carrion

 

Life Expectancy:

6 - 9 years

 

Fun Fact:

The Ringtail is Arizona’s state mammal. 

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