Like their cousin the Racoon, Coatis are very intelligent mammals. They can tell each others' moods using a variation of chirps (for joy when being groomed), snorts (whilst digging is a sign of territorial claim) and grunts.
Coatis have strong limbs which they use to climb and dig. But when sleepy they prefer the safety of the rainforest canopy, in nests they build each night.
Where they live
There are apparently a group of about 10 breeding Coatis in Cumbria, but their normal habitat ranges from southwest America to northern Argentina.
Rainforests, mountain slopes, grasslands and bushy areas.
What they eat
Berries, insects, mice and they also like snuffling and digging with their long, pointy snouts in the earth to find insects and funghi to feast on.