White-Nosed Coati


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White-Nosed Coati

 

(Nasua narica), a predatory mammal of the family Procyonidae. The body length is 41–67 cm, and the tail length is 32–69 cm. The animal weighs up to 11.3 kg. The white-nosed coati is brownish gray or black above and whitish below. The tail is banded with light and dark rings. The elongated nose is very mobile.

The white-nosed coati lives in subtropical and tropical forests of southwestern North America and of Central and South America. An agile tree climber, it uses its tail as a balancing and prehensile organ. The mammal builds its den in hollow logs, among rocks, or in a depression in the ground. White-nosed coatis stay in groups of five or six individuals (sometimes as many as 40); old animals often live alone. They are active day and night; they forage only on the ground, eating vegetation and small animals. White-nosed coatis mate once a year, producing two to six young in each litter. The animals sometimes damage crops and kill domestic birds. Their meat is used as food. Some zoologists distinguish three species of the genus Nasua.

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In the area, 53 species of mammals have been recorded of which white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, white-nosed coati Nasua narica and eastern cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus are the most abundantly occurring, whereas nine-banded armadillo is one of the most scarcely occurring (Monroy-Vilchis et al.
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Other carnivores detected by this camera were the coyote (Canis latrans) and white-nosed coati (Nasua narica).
The white-nosed coati from Belize, central America, was introduced to the zoo to take part in a breeding programme.
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The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a Carnivore with great plasticity of behavior, which is an important factor in the success of the species within its wide geographical distribution, which extends from northeastern Colombia to southern Arizona and New Mexico (Gompper 1995).
Common medium and large mammals in the area include the collared peccary (Pecan tajacu), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), cougar (Puma concolor), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), margay (Leopardus wiedii), coyote (Canis latrans), and gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus; Dalquest, 1953; Hall, 1981).
There are three species of Nasua, a highly social carnivore of the Procyonidae family exclusive to America, the white-nosed coati, N.
This includes the White-nosed Coati, Nasua narica (Kauffmann 1962, 1983, Saenz 1994).
Our track surveys recorded [greater than or equal to] 8 species of carnivores (in decreasing order by number of stations visited); gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), large skunk (striped, hooded, and hognose), domestic dog, coyote (Canis latrans), ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), white-nosed coati (Nasua nasua), cougar (Puma concolor), and western spotted skunk (Spilogalegracilis; Table 1).