The Coatimundi is a member of the raccoon family. They are native to tropical and subtropical areas in South America and usually live in forests. Their diet consists of fruit,insects, small rodents and bird eggs.A full grown coatimundi can weigh up to about 15 pounds and can be up to 44 inches long from head to the tip of their tail.
Female coatimundi are social and live in groups called “bands” while the males are usually solitary and live alone. All coatimundi communicate through a range of sounds from whining to loud alarms. Female new born coatimundi usually grow up and live in the same band they are from but males will leave the group after about 3 years.