[Nasua narica]
  Habitat: Woodland and open forests
  Weight: 6-12 lbs
  Length: 31-51”
   Gestation Period: 77 days
  Number of Young: 2-6
  Lifespan: 14 years
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

   COATIMUNDI distribution map

 



- Also known as white-nosed coati
- Can climb trees easily using its tail for balance
- Primarily diurnal (active during the day)
- Typically sleep in treetops to avoid predators
- Adult females and young offspring form bands of up to 30 individuals
- The common name coati is of Tupian Indian origin, referring to the coati’s habit of sleeping with the nose tucked on the belly

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