- Habitat: Coatimundis occupy a wide range of habitats, from dry high-altitude forests to tropical lowlands and the desert.
- Status: Least concern
- Diet: Omnivore; highly varied consisting of small vertebrate prey (lizards, rodents, birds, bird eggs), also ground-litter invertebrates like flat worms, round worms, and grubs
- Weight: 4-16 lbs.
- Height: 12" at the shoulder; 13-27" long, with a tail almost as long as their body!
- Lifespan: 7 years in the wild; up to 16 years in captivity
- Interesting Facts
- The coatimundis' ankles are double jointed and extremely flexible, enabling them to descend trees head first!