Their ankles are double jointed and extremely flexible. This enables them to descend trees head first.
The Coatimundi (Nasua nasua) is a relative of the Raccoon.
They have long noises which they poke under rocks and into crevices, foraging for food. They also have long claws to dig holes and tear apart rotting logs in the search for food.
They are very sociable and are often seen in large groups, called 'bands', of 15-20 individuals in the wild. Here at the farm we have three lovely ladies!
They mate in treetops and also create nests in the branches, which he offspring stay in for 5-6 weeks.
Coatis walk with their ringed tails held high. When climbing, their tail is used for balance.