Curious Hog Nosed Coati
South america, is one of the variegated continent of the world. You can find some animals here that are quite impossible to find. Well you will find ‘Coati’ one of that type animal. Surprising, isn’t it!
Coati is an interesting and cute animal, about 13-27 inch with its tail. Their height is 12 inch or less and between 2 or 8 kg. They may be called as the cousin of racoon, and it is having a ringed tail. Well coati wears coat! Yeah they have a coat coloured light brown or black, which has a lighter under-part. Their ears are round shaped and paws are black in colour. They also have snout like pigs. As they have claws, seems different. Where the front claws are blunt and curved, the back claws are short.
In different place of America, four species are seen of coatis. White nosed coati, South American coati, Eastern mountain coati, Western mountain coati. White nosed are common, found in Mexico, Central America, Southwestern US and Colombia. South America consists of Southern coati. Other twos are found in Venezuela, Equator and Colombia.
Coatis are known as omnivores. They like to eat small vertebrate such as lizards, rodents, birds, bird eggs, ground-litter invertebrates, fruits. To find the food, they use their snout because they have powerful sense of smell. If need, they can dig with their paws and claws.
Coatis build their nests in an elevated place. They used to live solitary, in case of female, they use to stay with the group of youngster. A female coati has to be pregnant for three months, later he gives birth of 2-7 infants. During the pregnancy time, a female build a nest in high of trees or rocks. It takes around 26 days for a young to learn all the things from mother.