South America


 

Coatis aka Pizotes, Crackoons, Hog-coons, Snookum Bears

 

Coatis are in the raccoon family and are a bit longer and thinner than raccoons. They are mostly light gray underneath and on their chest and shoulders with light or dark brown on top and rings on the tails. Their spiky-haired tail can be as long as the body. They are about 18-27 inches (46-69 cm) long and weigh about 10 lb (4.5 kg).

 

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