#4 Ringtail/Ringtailed cat
Size: 12-16 ½ in. (30 – 42 cm.)
Weight: 1 ¾ – 3 ¼ lbs. (0.8 – 1.5 kg.)
Having a similar name to the ringtailed lemur and often being mistaken for a cat, the ringtail is actually related to the raccoon. The ringtail is a local to Arizona and can be found from the southwestern United States all the way down to southern Mexico. Ringtails are the Arizona state mammal. I have yet to see a ringtail in person, but I have seen many pictures and videos of these adorable little guys. I first saw a picture one in a book while doing a report on the state of Arizona in elementary school before I moved here.
*The ringtail became the state mammal in August of 1986