White-nosed Coati Nasua narica

White-nosed Coati
White-nosed Coati
The White-nosed Coati is native to Mexico and Central America. It looks similar to its better-known South American cousin, the Ring-tailed Coati, but has a white muzzle (but black nose). The photos on this page were taken by Alexandra Makhnina in Mexico.
White-nosed Coati
White-nosed Coati
Coatis are related to the raccoon family, but are more active in daytime and less active at night than raccoons.
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White-nosed Coatis Coatis are mainly ground-foraging and tree-roosting omnivores.
Groups are mainly females and juveniles; adult males are largely solitary.
White-nosed Coati
White-nosed Coati baby
White-nosed Coati
Centre photo: baby coati. Like meerkats, coatis use babysitters for the very young while other adults and juveniles forage.