Scientific name: Nasua nasua


Coatis have strong claws and legs for climbing and can reverse their ankles for climbing down trees head-first. They use their long tails to help them balance.

Coatis prefer to sleep in an elevated place like the rainforest canopy. Males tend to stay in the home area, but females and their young disperse in large groups.

During the mating season, the males are accepted into a ‘band’ of females but leave once the females are pregnant. The females commonly give birth to litters of 3-7 kits.

In the wild, coatis live for 7-8 years but in captivity they often live beyond 15 years.

Least Concern (Inc. Bar)
  1. We live...

    Behind the Spectacled Bear enclosure, opposite the Pygmy Goats.

  1. Size Fact

    Adult coatis measure 33cm-69cm from head to base of tail.

  2. Food Fact

    Coatis are omnivores. They mainly eat fruit, seeds and insects but they also eat carrion (dead animals), small mammals and birds.

  3. Fun Fact

    Coatis have a pig-like snout to help them forage for food!

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