White-Nosed Coati

Nasua Narica

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.

Fun Facts


Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Procyonidae

Genus: Nasua

Species: N. Narica


Coatis occupy a wide range of habitat types, from dry high-altitude forests to tropical lowlands.