Monday, January 25, 2010

The Cute Lil' Coati

Coati (Nasua nasua)
Native to South America, Central America, and south-west North America, unlike other procyonids, this one is the most active during the day. The coati's sensitive, tough, and flexible snout has given it many nicknames: hog-nosed coon, pizotes and snookum bears. It is omnivorous and feeds on anything from berries and mice to insects and lizards. Although their long tail cannot be used to grasp, it helps in maintaining balance while tree climbing.

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