Coatis don’t generally live in mixed groups. Females live in ‘bands’ of 10+, whilst males are solitary only joining groups during mating season. Coatis are nocturnal omnivores. They forage and hunt under cover of darkness for all sorts of small animals and eggs but their favourite food at the park are grapes.


When pregnant, a female coati leaves her band and builds a nest somewhere safe, often high up in the trees. She’ll remain there during her gestation period of 72-78 days, until she gives birth. In theory, the baby coatis rejoin the band of coatis with their mother, after about 6 weeks. But this isn’t what happened to Mac…

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Coati facts

  • Conservation Status:
    Least Concern
  • Habitat: varied rainforests, mountains, grasslands.
  • Range: Southern US, Central & South America
  • No of species: 4
  • Lifespan: up to 15 years
  • Weight: 2 – 8kg

Scientific classification

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Procyonidae
  • Genus: Nasua nasua


Mac 1 day old.

Mac 4 days old.

Mac 5 weeks old.

My first tooth.

Coati mind-meld.

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