Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Procyonidae
  Scientific Name : Nasua Nasua

                      Size : 33cm - 60cm
                                 (13in - 24in )
                 Weight : 3 - 8kg 
                                  (6 - 18lbs)
           Top Speed : 24km/h (15mph)
            Life Span : 8 - 15 years

                Colour : Black, Brown, White, 
                                 Grey, Red, Tan
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Elongated snout and 
                                long, bushy tail
  1. The coati is a medium sized mammal found widely distributed in the American continent.
  2. They inhabit various habitats like dense forests, wet jungles, grasslands, mountains and deserts.
  3. There are 4 species- the Ring-tailed Coati, The mountain Coati, The white-nosed Coati and the Cozumel Island Coati.
  4. The first two species are found in South America whereas the last two species are found in Mexico.
  5. The ring tailed coati has tan colored, thick fur and black bands along its tail.
  6. They inhabit the South American jungles and rainforests.
  7. The mountain coati is the smallest coati species and is also called the dwarf coati.
  8. They inhabit the Andes mountain range in South America.
  9. The White-nosed coati is the largest coati species, sometimes known to grow up to 120cm in length.
  10. They are found in north America and throughout central America.
  11. The Cozumel Island coatis are only found in the Mexican island of Cozumel.
  12. The female coatis live in groups called bands comprising 10-30 individuals.
  13. The males are solitary animals coming together with female only to mate.
  14. They mate during the start of the rainy season.
  15. The females, leave their band and build a nest on a rocky ledge or on trees.
  16. After a 3-month gestation, the female coatis give birth to 2-7 babies.
  17. The mother and the baby coatis rejoin the band after around 6 weeks.
  18. Coatis are nocturnal omnivores feeding on fruits, seeds, nuts, insects, eggs, rodents and small reptiles.
  19. Their natural predators are large wildcats, birds of prey, snakes and crocodiles.

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