Unlike most members of the raccoon family, coatimundis are diurnal, meaning they are most active during the day rather than at night. Female coatimundis often form loosely organized groups that can have up to 25 individual members. Male coatimundis are typically solitary, living most of their lives alone.
- Light brown or black coat
- Long ringed tail
Coatimundis are widespread and live in habitats ranging from hot and arid (dry) areas to humid rainforests and even the cold mountains of the Andes.
Omnivore that primarily eats fruit
- Small Rodents
- Habitat Loss
Coatimundis are losing a lot of their habitat to farming and urbanization.
- Pet Trade
Coatimundis have become popular in the pet trade.