Blue Front Amazon
American Black Bear
White Nosed Coati
Ball Python (Royal Python)
Eastern Diamond-back Rattlesnake
Northern Coral Snake
Coati upper parts are dark brown, gray, or dark or brightly rust colored. The underparts are white. The head is narrow with the nose slightly turned upward and elongated, and is very flexible, allowing coaties to search out food under leaf litter and overturned debris. The muzzle is brown with pale spots above, below, and behind the eye.
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2.5 to 3.5 ft
6 to 13 lbs
Tropical regions of South America, from Columbia and Venezuela to Uruguay, northern parts of Argentina, and into Ecuador.
Primarily omnivorous, coatis usually seek out fruits and invertebrates. Coatis eat palms, eggs, larval beetles, scorpions, centipedes, spiders, ants, termites, lizards, small mammals, rodents, and carrion when it is available. They infrequently take chickens.
Females give birth to 3-7 youngsters after a gestation of 75 days. Young open their eyes at 10 days old, can stand at 20 days, can climb trees at 30 days and can eat solid foods at 4 months.
Coatimundis are very vocal, and make high-pitched squeaks.
Relationship with Humans
Coaties are not endangered and serve as pest control by eating rodents.