Ring Tailed Coati

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Ring Tailed Coati at Jimmy’s Farm

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Ring-tailed Coati is a mammal that belongs to the same family as Racoons called Procyonidae. It is also known as the South-American Coati because it can be found only in South America.

The name ‘coati’ comes from the native Tupian Indian words ‘cua’ which means ‘belt’ and ‘tim’ which is nose. This refers to the way Coatis will tuck their nose towards their stomach when they sleep.

Coatis are diurnal animals (up in the daytime), and they live both in the ground and the trees. They are omnivorous and primarily eat fruit, invertebrates, other small animals and bird eggs.

Ring Tailed Coati at Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park, Ipswich Suffolk

Female Coatis live in large social groups called bands consisting of 15-30 individuals. Males, on the other hand, are usually solitary.

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Life span 12 – 14 years
Range Central & South America
Diet Insects, fruit and, occasionally, mice, lizards and frogs
Central and South America
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Did you know

Solitary males were originally considered a separate species due to their different social habits and were called ‘Coatimundis’

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