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Our Tractor Trailer Ride and the Reptile House Is Closed.

Small Mammals

Coati

The females live in highly social groups (bands) of 4 to 24 individuals. Males are solitary and join bands only during the mating season. They are excellent tree climbers, in fact, they can reverse their ankles - turn them around - so that they can climb down trees headfirst. Their nose is dense with sensory receptors, giving them an acute sense of smell. Numerous muscles add flexibility to the tip of the snout allowing them to poke into crevices when in search for food.

DID YOU KNOW? A coati can rotate its feet backwards to walk down a tree trunk headfirst. 

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Fruit, nuts, lizards, insects, rodents, snails, small birds.
Procyonidae, along with the raccoon.
8 years wild
14 years captivity
Woodlands, desert grassland, forest.
Least Concern
South America and southern North America
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