cacomistle next animal

Bassariscus sumichrasti
Nighttime finds the lone cacomistle leading and climbing through the trees in search of ripe fruit such as figs, papayas, and bananas. As it feeds and travels, it leaves behind droppings that contain seeds of the fruit it consumes, thus, helping the plants disperse their seeds throughout the forest.
Fact file:

Length: 1.2 to 1.5 ft

Weight: 2 lbs

Lifespan: Up to 23 yrs in captivity

Habitat: Forest

Diet: Fruit, small animals, and eggs

Current Range: Southern Mexico and Central America