White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)
Also known as the Pizote, Antoon or Tejon, the white-nosed coati is a species of carnivore related to raccoons found throughout Mexico, the Southern United States, Central America and Colombia. Like raccoons white-nosed coati are omnivores and will feed on small animals, fruit, insects, eggs and sometimes carrion. Unlike raccoons which are nocturnal coati are primarily diurnal and forage during the day and retire to the trees at night. While males are mainly solitary, females/immature males will form social groups that communicate via vocal signals. During foraging times cubs are left with ‘babysitters’ and will often play-fight with each other.