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A curious little mammal
An especially energetic animal that spends its days rummaging about.
The coati is a small foraging mammal that, like raccoons, is part of the Procyonidae family. It is a particularly active and curious species, spending its days turning over soil, stones, and leaves in search of food. The coati is omnivorous but enjoys fruit and invertebrates most of all. Its presence has a positive impact on the surrounding environment, as it regulates pest populations and aerates the soil. This species lives in the tropical and temperate forests of South America.
The Beauval Nature association
The coati is hunted for its meat by local populations but is currently classified as “Least Concern” on the IUCN red list of threatened species. It is also a victim of deforestation which reduces its potential habitat.
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
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