Sunday, October 2, 2011

Coati

This is another view of the Coati that I showed yesterday, which I am posting today to give you a better view of his body. After he stopped and yawned right in front of us, he climbed down from the rock and walked off. He looked at us several times and was not in the least bit scared of us.

Coatis are sometimes hunted by humans. They also have a few predators, such as jaguars, ocelots, foxes, and even some eagles and white faced capuchin monkeys will attack their young.

Coatis are relatives of raccoons, and are smart like raccoons. They like to sleep up in the trees. pregnant females will leave their groups and build a nest in a tree or on a rocky ledge. Six weeks or so after giving birth to a litter of 3 - 7 kits, the mother and young will rejoin the group.

Coatimundi is a term for a solitary male coati, although some people use that term incorrectly to refer to any coati.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of Yosemite National Park in California. We are featuring some scenes that are different than the landmarks that you usually see.

9 comments:

Kate said...

These are great photos, and I love to be introduced to animals unfamiliar to me. Although your post has helpful info, I'll have to google them for more information because I'd love to know more. How nice that he was cooperative to be photographed well!

Bloggin in PA said...

We saw one of those when we were on vacation in Costa Rica! We were at the hot springs Tabacon hotel and the fuzzy guy walked right accross the pool deck where people were sunbathing and then scurried into the nearby bushes!

Randy said...

I'm with Kate, these are great. Love both shots.

Sharon said...

I think this is thea animal that came knocking at our door.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like their long tails. they always seem so harmless when you walk towards them

Jarart said...

What a great shot. I have only seen this animal in a zoo. How nice to see one in the wild.

Jack said...

A coati! Well, of course. I still don't want to be closer than 50 yards.

glenda said...

Nice to see these animals in the wild. He has quite a large furry tail.

Lisa Wilson said...

I've only seen these in the zoo. It would be so neat to see one in the wild there.

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