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Ringtail hanging upside down

Detailed Description

The ringtail is a small, secretive, omnivorous, nocturnal relative of the raccoon that occurs in southwestern Oregon, the most northern portion of the species range. Ringtail are listed as “Sensitive” and a Conservation Strategy species in Oregon with identified knowledge gaps including the need for an assessment of the species distribution and abundance, and basic information on habitat use and selection across all life stages. 


Illustration by Lindsay Somers, Copyright permission on file.