The white-nosed coati is black to reddish-brown with lighter shade underparts. Their face has gray and black markings with a white spot below and above each eye, around the muzzle, and on each cheek. The tails are also banded with black rings. Their long snout has many muscles to provide outstanding flexibility to poke into cervices and seek their prey.
Unlike most other raccoon family members, they are primarily active during the day and spend their night sleeping on treetop branches and leaves. They commonly hunt grubs, ants, beetles, spiders, and scorpions. Their favorite fruit is prickly pear which they will return to the same tree for more until the tree has been stripped bare.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No