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White-nosed coati

South America·Mammal

The coati has a flexible, slightly upturned nose which can rotate up to 60 degrees in any direction. Its long tail is used for balance and signaling and double-jointed ankles allow it to descend trees head first.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span8-16 years
  • Body size5-18 lbs.
    12 in. at shoulder
  • Native habitat Forests of Central America
  • DietFruit, invertebrates, birds, rodents
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