Individual white-nosed coatis may live up to 14 years of age.
White-nosed coatis will only occasionally cause crop damage and rarely take small farm animals.
White-nosed coati adult body size is reached by 15 months and females sexually mature a year faster than males, maturing at 2 years.
The white-nosed coati’s current population trend is decreasing due to major population declines in the 1960s for unknown reasons.
White-nosed coatis are sometimes kept as pets.
When hunting, white-nosed coatis will force vertebrates to the ground with their paws and kill by a bite to the head.
The white-nosed coati’s coat color and muzzle markings are the only physical characteristics dissimilar from its relatives the South American and Western mountain coatis.
The white-nosed coati is hunted throughout its range for skin and food, but its fur has no value.
After 5 months, mother white-nosed coatis will rejoin their group with their young and allow the male to meet his offspring.
The white-nosed coati is sexually dimorphic in body size as males are much larger than females.
The white-nosed coati is a diurnal omnivore native to North and South America that primarily eats insects. It uses its bent claws and long, flexible snout to forage the forest floor and treetops in groups of 4-30, called bands or troops. Although considered “Least Concern,” the species is endangered in New Mexico … Learn More
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