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Coati (Nasua narica)

coateDESCRIPTION: Wt= up to 27 lbs (12 kg) in larger males. Body length up to 4' (1.2m); tail length about 2' (60cm). Tail often held upright (as shown). Overall brown, with faint bands on tail. Snout is long and white (thus the common name of white-nosed coati), and eyes often ringed in white.
NATURAL HISTORY: Omnivorous, using their nose and claws to dig in the soil and turn over rocks looking for their small animal prey and fruits and nuts. Diurnal, but may become nocturnal when hunted heavily or when around humans. Coatis are social, often forming large bands containing up to 30 or more females and their young. Females will disband to have their 1-6 offspring in the spring, and will rejoin into a band after 4-5 weeks. Males are usually solitary, except during mating season (Jan. to March) when an adult male will join a band for a few weeks. Most commonly seen in oak woodlands and sycamore canyons, but may venture down to desert in winter.

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