IUCN Status: least concern
Coati have a broad range across South America, favouring forest habitats in a wide range of elevations. They are easily recognisable because of their reddish-brown fur, elongated flexible snout and banded tail. Females live in large groups with offspring, whereas the males are usually solitary. They spend most of their time foraging in trees and use their tails to help balance themselves. They are omnivores that eat a variety of fruit and invertebrates.
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