Brown-nosed Coati

Brown-nosed Coati

Brown-nosed Coati
Nasua nasua


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Procyonidae

Range

Arizona, south to Argentina


Habitat

Mainly wooded areas


Diet

Insects, fruit and other plant material, lizards, rodents, small birds and eggs

Weight

5 – 18 lbs.

Length

13 - 27 in.

Gestation

77 days

Young

3 – 5 offspring

IUCN Status

Least Concern

CITES

Appendix III

Facts

  • Also known as the South American coati
  • They have a long, ringed tail; the tail is used for balance when climbing
  • Mainly diurnal (active during the day)
  • They can descend down trees headfirst by reversing their ankles
  • Males are solitary, while females live together in bands
  • Females are only tolerant of males during breeding season. Once breeding season ends, females will chase the male away from the group.

 

Conservation

Habitat loss due to deforestation and hunting for their meat by natives are major threats for the species.

Vulnerable

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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