Coatis, also called coatimundis, are the only carnivore in the Western Hemisphere that lives in groups called bands, usually made up of 4 to 25 individuals. Rarely seen in the United States, the coati is mainly found in Central and South America. The coati is an omnivore, feeding on fruits, nuts, leaves, insects, bird eggs, reptiles and small mammals.
- The white-nosed coati is a member of the raccoon family.
- They are considered very good tree climbers and swimmers even though they spend a lot of time on the ground. Their long tail help them keep their balance.
- The male coati is solitary, but females and their young often live in packs.
- White-nosed coatis travel as far as 2,000 meters in a one day seeking food.
Species: N. Narica
Coatis occupy a wide range of habitat types, from dry high-altitude forests to tropical lowlands.