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