Coatimundi

South American coatiThe Coatimundi (Nasua nasua) is a member of the raccoons. It lives in South, Central and south-western North America. Coatimundis live in loosely grouped bands of 4 to 25 females and juveniles and usually only one man. With its long snout and bear-like paws they live in the forests and feed on small birds, fruit, leaves, roots, insects, amphibians, fish, nuts, reptiles and eggs. They descend head-first from trees. Coatimundis are hunted by jaguars, boas, pumas, foxes, tayras, ocelots, hawks and eagles. With their strong muscles and strong paws and jaws, they are a difficult catch for them. They can become 8 years of age in the wild.

Keywords: white , tail

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands)

The South american coati is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Coatimundi

Adult weight : 4.75 kg (10.45 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 24 years

Female maturity :730 days

Male maturity : 730 days

Gestation : 73 days

Weaning : 86 days

Litter size : 4

Weight at birth : 0.14 kg (0.308 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.73 kg (1.606 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 6 W

Body mass : 3.924 kg (8.6328 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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