PizoteThe pizote (Nasua narica), or coati, is a member of the Raccoon family in the Carnivora order which lives in the southern states of North America to the north of South America. They can reach lengths of up to 80 to 130 centimeters and can weigh 3 to 5 kilograms. They are recognizable by their flexible long nose and their long, slim tail. Pizotes are omnivores, their diet consists of spiders, scorpions, millipedes, insects and crabs, but also mice, frogs, lizards and eggs, fruit and nuts. They are hunted by boa's, cats, and tayras.

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The Coatimundi, white-nosed 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
White-nosed coati

Adult weight : 3.75 kg (8.25 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 26 years

Female maturity :712 days

Male maturity : 712 days

Gestation : 78 days

Weaning : 127 days

Litter size : 4

Weight at birth : 0.14 kg (0.308 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 7 W

Body mass : 3.67 kg (8.074 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

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