A coatimundi is a small mammal that lives in small groups called bands. It is related to the raccoon. They are great tree climbers and live in tropical rainforests, grasslands, and brushy areas of South America and southern North America.
They can be 13 to 27 inches long with a tail as long as their body. They can have dark brown, gray or rust colored fur. Coati are omnivores, which means they eat both meat and plants. They eat small animals like lizards, and rodents. They eat insects like scorpions, centipedes, spiders, ants and termites. They also eat fruit and nuts.
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