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White-nosed coatis normally forage on the ground during the day. They spend the nights in trees to protect themselves from predators (e.g. cats, birds of prey, boas). Adult males are solitary and territorial. They will defend their territory against other males. The females form social groups with their young comprising of 4–20 individuals. The tail is upright when walking and foraging, helping orientation in the group.
|Classification||Order: carnivorans; family: procyonids|
|Diet||Omnivorous: feeds mainly on insects, as well as fruits and small vertebrates (e.g. mice, lizards, frogs)|
|Habitat||From moist tropical lowlands to dry areas at altitudes above 3,000 m; ground- and tree dwellers|
|Reproduction||A dominant male breeds with all of the females in a group, who will later drive him away. Gestation period: 78 days; 2–7 young usually born in a tree nest.|