Brown-Nosed Coati Fact Sheet

Class:

Mammalia 

Order:

Carnivora 

Family:

Procyonidae

Genus:

Nasua  

Species:

nasua 

Life span:

In the wild 7 to 8 years; up to 17 years under human care

Gestation:

74 to 77 days 

Number of young at birth:

3 to 7

Age of maturity: 2 years
Size:

29 to 54 in long

Weight:

7 to 13 lbs

Size at birth:

2.8 oz

Description:

Coat is typically gray and brown with silver grizzling on the sides of arms. Feature a long ringed tail and highly mobile, upturned and elongated snout

 

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Facts:

  • Diet: insects, fruit, lizards, rodents, small birds and eggs
  • Range: Southeast Arizona, Mexico, Central America, West Columbia and Ecuador
  • Habitat: Tropical lowlands, dry high-altitude forests, grasslands and on the edge of forests
  • Males are solitary and females live in highly organized groups – often caring for each other’s young.
  • Have strong forelimbs and long claws
  • Can reverse their ankles and descend trees head first. Their long tail is used for balance while climbing.