The coati is a medium-sized mammal only found on the American continent. This animal is the jungle equivalent of our local raccoon. The coati is found widely distributed across North, Central and South in a number of different habitats.The coati is primarily found in dense forests and wet jungles as the coati will spend a great deal of it’s life in the safety of the trees. However, there are also coati populations inhabiting grasslands, mountains and even deserts across the continent.
There are four different species of coati. The Mountain Coati is the smallest species of coati and is sometimes called the Dwarf Coati. Female coatis live in groups of between 10 and 30 individuals, known as a band. The male coati is a solitary animal and only comes together with the females to mate.The coati is a nocturnal and omnivorous animal, meaning that the coati eats both plants and animals during the darkness of night.
The coati eats a variety of different fruits, nuts and seeds, along with insects, birds eggs, rodents and small reptiles such as lizards and snakes.