Coatimundis
BEHAVIOR

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.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Light brown or black coat
  • Long ringed tail

WHERE WE LIVE

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.

WEIGHT
Coatimundi
4-18 pounds
 
Bowling Ball
8 pounds
LENGTH
Coatimundi 26-56 inches long
 
A Man’s Stride           36 inches long
Bonus

 

Coatimundi A coatimundi can run up to 15 mph
 
Cheetahs       75 mph
WHAT WE EAT

Omnivore that primarily eats fruit

  • Berries
  • Frogs
  • Small Rodents
  • Insects
THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Coatimundis are losing a lot of their habitat to farming and urbanization.
  • Pet Trade
    Coatimundis have become popular in the pet trade.
Did you know…

There are
4
Subspecies of coatimundis!
Did you know…

Coatimundis can rotate their ankles
180
Degrees!
Did you know…

There can be up to
7
baby coatimundis in a litter!