Ringtails are also known as 'Ringtail Cats' or 'Miner's Cats'. They are rarely seen within their preferred habitat of remote, rocky canyons with water. Ringtails are closely related to Raccoons and share the trait of a white and black striped tail. And like the Raccoon, Ringtails spend much of their time in trees. They are unique in having very flexible ankle joints that can rotate 180° to aid in descending trees. Their omnivorous diet includes fruits, berries, insects, lizards, and small rodents and birds.