* Threatened or Endangered
White-nosed Coati *
: Nasua narica
: South America and southern North America
: Lizards, insects, rodents, snails, and small birds, as well as fruit and nuts
: Weight 7 to 15 lbs., length about 45 inches
: Least Concern
• White-nosed coatis are fairly common in South America and slowly expanding into Arizona and New Mexico.
• As one would guess by its appearance, this animal is related to the raccoon.
• Sometimes called the “coati-mundi,” the latter part of this name refers to the male.
• Coatis live in groups called bands, which are made up of females and their offspring.
• Males enter bands for a short time during the breeding season and are otherwise solitary.
• Great tree climbers, coatis can reverse their ankles and climb down a tree as efficiently as they climb up.