Coatimundi

Nasua narica

The solitary coatimundi, often called coati, is the male, while the females live in highly social groups or bands. Living in a group affords the coatis greater protection as there are more eyes to watch out for predators and they can band together to fight off an attack.

Fact File

pronunciationPronunciation: koh-AH-tee-MUHN-dee
where to see themWhere to see them: Education Programs
lengthLength: 1.3 to 2.2 ft
weightWeight: 8 to 12 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 14 yrs in captivity
habitatHabitat: Forest and grassland
dietDiet: Fruit, insects, and other small animals