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.
Coatis are related to the raccoon family, but are more active in daytime and less active at night than raccoons.
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("Simon says "raise your hands in the air" . . .")
Coatis are mainly ground-foraging and tree-roosting omnivores.
Groups are mainly females and juveniles; adult males are largely solitary.
Centre photo: baby coati. Like meerkats, coatis use babysitters for the very young while other adults and juveniles forage.