Sunday Sketch: The uncanny Coati

The coatimundi or coati, aka “tropical raccoon,” can be found in the forests of South and Central America. They have super long and narrow noses for foraging and long tails for balance. They spend their nights sleeping in the trees and their days hunting for small mammals and foraging for fruits.

Sketch and fact by wildlife artist Nora Prindle

[Edited by Isabelle McDonald]

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Gompper M. E. Decker D. M.. 1998. Nasua nasua. Mammalian Species 580:1–9.

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