South American coati
South American or Ringtailed Coati (Nasua nasua) Mother & baby
PHOTOGRAPHED IN: Central Pantanal. Largest contiguous wetland system in the world. Mato Grosso do Sul Province. BRAZIL. South America. RANGE: Tropical lowlands, dry high-altitude forests, oak forests, mesquite frassland and on the edge of forests in Southern North America, Central and South America.
These animals are omniverous feeding on fruit and invertebrates. They usually live in family bands, made up of females and young. Males tend to be solitary. They live about 7 - 10 years.