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The South American coati (Nasua nasua) is a member of the raccoon family Procyonidae that live throughout most of tropical South America. They’re omnivores, eating fruit from tree tops, stealing eggs from nests, and using their nose to find prey under rocks and other crevices where invertebrates and small reptiles might live. Females live in large social groups of around 10-15 individuals while males are completely solitary. So different are the sexes’ habits that they were once thought to be separate species. Neither males nor female groups defend their territories from the same sex, so territories overlap.

The South American coati (Nasua nasua) is a member of the raccoon family Procyonidae that live throughout most of tropical South America. They’re omnivores, eating fruit from tree tops, stealing eggs from nests, and using their nose to find prey under rocks and other crevices where invertebrates and small reptiles might live. Females live in large social groups of around 10-15 individuals while males are completely solitary. So different are the sexes’ habits that they were once thought to be separate species. Neither males nor female groups defend their territories from the same sex, so territories overlap.

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