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Nasua nasua

Coati 

Coatis, also known as coatimundis are members of the family Procyonidae in the genera Nasua and Nasuella. They are diurnal mammals native to South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southwestern United States.  
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Nasua nasua

Coati 

Coatis, also known as coatimundis are members of the family Procyonidae in the genera Nasua and Nasuella. They are diurnal mammals native to South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The name "coatimundi" comes from the Tupian languages of Brazil, where it means "lone coati".

Little is known about the behaviour of the mountain coatis, and the following is almost entirely about the coatis of the genus Nasua. Unlike most members of the raccoon family (Procyonidae), coatis are primarily diurnal. Nasua coati females and young males up to two years of age are gregarious and travel through their territories in noisy, loosely organised bands made up of four to 25 individuals, foraging with their offspring on the ground or in the forest canopy. Males over two years become solitary due to behavioural disposition and collective aggression from the females and will join the female groups only during the breeding season.

When provoked, or for defence, coatis can be fierce fighters; their strong jaws, sharp canine teeth, and fast scratching paws, along with a tough hide sturdily attached to the underlying muscles, make it very difficult for potential predators (e.g., dogs or jaguars) to seize the smaller mammal.

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Habitat

They are native to America and live in a variety of habitats including hot and arid areas, humid rainforests and cold mountain slopes.

Diet

Omnivores by nature, the Coati’s diet consists of rodents, lizards, fruit and eggs.

Lifespan

15 years in captivity. 

IUCN Status

Least Concern.

Fun Facts

The Coati, also know as Coatimundi, are members of the Raccoon family. There are five species of Coati and these are the White Nosed Coati, South American Coati, Western Mountain Coati, Eastern Coati with the Cozumel Island Coati thought to be a subspecies.

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