Coatis are terrestrial animals, preferring to be on the ground. And unlike their cousins the raccoon, coatis are diurnal, or active during the day.
Coatis are also very social animals. Every time we see them in the rainforest, it looks like they are having fun. Running up and down trees, chasing other member of their group, and communicating with each other are just some of the ways coatis keep us entertained. Coatis snort, scream, and whistle to communicate with each other and generally seem curious about humans. Although I am convinced that coatis are only looking for hand-outs of food!
The Wilderness Classroom's Rainforest Library
The Belize Zoo's Coatimundi Page
Fresno-Chaffee Zoo's Coati Page
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