DISTRIBUTION: South America from Argentina up to Venezuela.
DIET: Fruit, invertebrates, other small animals and bird’s eggs.
NOTES: South American coatis are diurnal animals, and they live both on the ground and in trees. The female Coatis are very social animals and live in groups called bands, consisting of 15 to 30 animals. The males however are solitary and only join the female group during the mating season. There are 13 recognized subspecies of South American coati. Its colour is highly variable and the rings on the tail may be quite weak or non-existent.