Idea #702 – Watching the White-nosed Coatis of Guatemala
The white-nosed coati or brown coati is a species of omnivorous mammals of the family Procyonidae. This coati is found mainly in Central America. The white-nosed coati weighs 3.7 kg on average. He wears a long ringed tail, which represents more than half of his overall size. The truffle of his long nose is mobile and serves him to search. Its fur is quite thick and rough to the touch, with a lighter undercoat. Milky white marks that distinguish it from other coatis are present around the nose, but also around the eyes. His chest is also clear, as is his belly. The rest of the body is red-brown on the upper side, the legs and sides are black and white. His eyes are black and bright. It has 4 long and sharp canines, recalling its carnivorous nature. Its legs end in non-retractile claws, which are used to climb trees and scratch the ground. The coati gets used quickly to the presence of the man and his goodness makes him quickly friendly.
Where is it ?
Parc national de Tikal, Guatemala