Yucatan Peninsula Fauna
The Coati, Pizote or Coatimundi, is a very common mammal in the Mexican Caribbean. It is usually to see it in the corridors of hotels located near the jungle or mangroves in eternal search of food.
This kind of animals are omnivores, their diet consists largely of insects, spiders, earthworms and other invertebrates, and also ripe fruits.
They are of diurnal habits, and most of the time they are also gregarious. Thus, they are active during the day and rest at night. To sleep, it prefers high places, such as the canopy of trees, where it builds the nest.
Local Spanish names for the species include pizote, antoon, and tejón, depending upon the region. It weighs about 4–6 kg (8.8–13.2 lb).
However, males are much larger than females: small females can weigh as little as 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), while large males can weigh as much as 12.2 kg (27 lb).
On average, the nose-to-tail length of the species is about 110 cm (3.6 ft) with about half of that being the tail length.
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