MONROE, La (KNOE) - The South American coati is a member of the raccoon family. Coatis are diurnal animals and live both in trees and the ground. They mostly eat fruit, small animals and bird eggs.
They produce soft whining sounds, but the alarm sounds consist of woofs and clicks.
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