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ring-tailed cat Line breaks: ring-tailed cat

Definition of ring-tailed cat in English:


A nocturnal raccoon-like mammal with a dark-ringed tail, found in North America. Also called ringtail, cacomistle.
  • Bassariscus astutus, family Procyonidae
Example sentences
  • We're now seeing some wildlife we never saw before - ring-tailed cats, green herons, beaver.
  • The ring-tailed cat lives in the arid rocky regions and woodland areas of south-western United States.
  • Ring-tailed cats live on small rodents and insects, including the centipede, birds, and fruit.

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