Ring-tailed Coati

Ring-tailed coati gets its name from the black rings that cover the tail.  They are a medium sized mammal and can weigh up to 7 kilograms.  Did you know, coati can move their nose in many direction to help sniff out food?

Ring-tailed coati is an omnivore, and their diet consists of small mammals, reptiles and invertebrates, eggs, nuts, seeds and fruit.

Males lead solitary lives while the females tend to live in groups called ‘bands.’  These bands generally consist of 15-30 individuals and are only approached by males during the breeding season.

Coatis generally live up to seven years in the wild, however, longer in zoos, up to 15 years.

 

Ring-tailed Coati