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White-Nosed Coati

White-Nosed Coati
Photographer: Leonardo C. Fleck

White-Nosed Coati Range Map (N & S America)
White-Nosed Coati Range Map (N & S America)

Latin Name Nasua narica
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location North & South America
Colour Grey or Brown
Length 63 cms (24.8 inches)
Tail 50 cms (19.7 inches)
Weight 3 - 5 Kgs (6.5 - 11 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 7 Yrs (Wild)
Up to 14 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

White-Nosed Coatis have a body length of approximately 63 cms (24.8 inches) a tail length of approximately 50 cms (19.7 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 5 kgs (6.5 - 11 lbs). They are grizzled grey or brown in colour and they have a white nose.


White-Nosed Coatis can be found in a variety of habitats from southern North America to northern South America.


White-Nosed Coatis are omnivores and they feed on insects, frogs, small rodents, lizards and fruit.


After a gestation period of approximately 77 days, White-Nosed Coatis give birth to a litter of 2 - 7 young. They are weaned at 4 months and they reach sexual maturity at 2 - 3 years of age.


Predators of the White-Nosed Coati include humans, cats, snakes and large birds of prey.


Subspecies of the White-Nosed Coati include:

Nasua narica molaris
Nasua narica narica
Nasua narica nelsoni
Nasua narica yucatanica

Interesting Facts

White-Nosed Coatis are also known as:
White-Nosed Coatimundi

Similar Animals

Red Panda
Common Raccoon
Crab-Eating Raccoon
Mountain Coati
South American Coati


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