The Ring-tailed Coati, also called South American Coati,
lives in the forests of South America. Coatis are related to
Coat colour varies from greyish brown to sandy brown. The long
tail has light and dark rings; clarity of the rings varies.
Its cousins, the White-nosed and the Mountain Coatis live in Central and South America.
Active by day and night, they have sharp claws for digging and sharp teeth.
They eat fruit, insects and reptiles.
They live in small family groups of some 6-20 females and young. Males are larger than females and are solitary except for breeding.