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White-nosed Coati

Nasua narica


White-nosed Coatis look a bit like a badger, are the size of an average house cat (around 4 - 6 kg), and have a long tail which is striped. Their snouts are white and black, however their fur can be brown with light red and gray, or entirely dark brown.


This example was sighted in an urbanized area in Mexico's Quintana Roo hunting for left over foods. The animal seemed overall unimpressed by humans and simply ignored them.

3 Species ID Suggestions

peter 12 years ago
White-nosed Coati
Nasua narica White-nosed Coati
White-nosed Coati
Nasua narica White-nosed Coati
KarenSaxton 12 years ago
white nosed coatimundi
Nasua narica White-nosed Coati

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1 Comment

NicoleB 12 years ago

That's one cute critter!
I've never even heard of these :D

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 17, 2010
Submitted on Aug 4, 2011

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