Preparing food for coatimundis

 

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

 

Carolina Tiger Rescue is home to two coatimundis — or, as we call them for short, coatis. These small animals are omnivores, which means they eat fruit and protein. But our coatis, Lily and Macano, are very picky! We’ve had them for about a year and still haven’t figured out their favorite food. Grapes, cherries and avocado have seemed to be favorites at one point, but some days — they don’t eat that stuff either! Our dedicated keepers are sure to provide them a variety of fruit and meat each day. They also include other protein in their diet, including superworms, crickets and dog food! Watch our senior keeper Lauren prepare breakfast for Lily and Macano.