Coatis are from the same family as racoons. Our South American Coatis are also known as Ring-tailed Coatis; because of the rings around their tails. Coatis can be found around South America; but they have never been found in Chilean natural habitats.
The Coati in our care eat a mix of fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs and meats. They are also fed mice and chicks regularly. Coatis are very active creatures and ours go by the names; Chloe and Lucy.
During our Coati Presentations, our 2 coati show off their athletic abilities, by jumping, climbing and running around happily. They are guided by our professional Animal Carers and are seen enjoying their activities and well-deserved bits of food.
The Coati Presentation will help you understand more about these magnificent Procyonids and give you a few fun facts about their temperament, their natural habitat and the story of our two stars.
- Coatis can reach up to 70 centimetres in total length and 8 kilograms in weight. Males are generally bigger than females.
- Coatis have thick fur that covers their entire body. The fur on their top side is generally light brown or black in colour and their underside is usually lighter. They also have white markings on their faces and rings on their tails.
- Their long snouts help them to find food under the soil and rocks. They are very good climbers.
- Coatis are usually diurnal animals – this means they are mostly active during the day and not that much at night.
- Coatis usually live only 7-8 years in the wild while they can live up to 17 years under human care.