This is the White-Nosed Coati also known as Nasua narica by scientists.
The White-Nosed Coati lives southwestern United States
through northern Argentina in the canyons of desert mountain forests, usually
The Coati's coat is a grizzled gray-brown that helps it
blend into the mountains. The coati grows to be about 30 to 55 inches long
and can stand up to be 8 to 12 inches tall. It weighs bout 10 to 20 pounds.
Males are almost twice the size of females.
The coati is a very sociable animal. Female coatis and
their young travel in bands of 4 to 24. Males live alone most of the time
except during the mating season. Coatis eat fruits, nuts, small rodents
and reptiles, snails, and insects. the lifespan of this adorable creature
is fourteen (14) years.
The female coati has 2 to 6 young after being pregnant for 2 and one-half months.
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