Animal Corner – Coatimundi

Coatimundi are members of raccoon family that come from tropical and subtropical areas in  South America. They usually live in forests where they search for fruit,insects, small rodents and bird eggs.They weigh up to about 15 pounds and can be up to 44 inches long from head to the tip of their tail.

Coatimundi females live in groups called “bands” but the males are usually solitary. They can communicate through a range of sounds from whining to loud alarms. Newborn females usually grow up and live in the same band they are from but males will leave the group after about 3 years.