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Pictures of Coatimundis, Coatimundi Facts, Coati
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Coati


Coati

Coati

Coati
Coati
Coati

Coati in prague


Coati in prague
Coati in prague

Coatimundi


Coatimundi
Coatimundi
Coatimundi
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Pictures of coatimundis.

Animal:Coatimundis

Species: There 5 species of coatimundi including the white-nosed, south American, Cozumel Island, Eastern Mountain, and Western Mountain coati.

Lifespan: The coati lives 7-8 years in the wild.

Size & Weight: Coatis are 13-27 inches long and weigh 7-15lbs. A male coati is often twice the size of a female coati!

Habitat: Coatis can be found from the southwestern United Stated to Argentina. They prefer warm climates and wooded areas because, though they forage on the ground, they sleep in trees.

Diet: Coatimundi eat lizaards, snakes, earthworms, insects, snails, mice, fruit, nuts, and leaves.

Family Life: Female caotis travel in groups of 5-20 called bands. A band of coatis consists of female coatis and her offspring that under 2 years of age. Once a male coati in the band is about 2 years old, the females sue aggressive behavior to kick him out. Male coatis are solitary and only meet up with a band of female coatis during the mating season.

*Fun Facts*

  • Coatis use their tails for balance while climbing trees!
  • Coatis noses are extremely flexible and can bend almost 90 degrees in either direction!