Closely related to racoons, the Coati Mundi is a curious, clever, and affectionate critter. These photos were taken last week at Germany's Darmstadt Zoo. Coatis use special postures to communicate like hiding their long nose between the front paws as.
An albino coati at the Belize Zoo. The coati is a relative of the raccoon, found mostly in Mexico, Central and South America. There are several species of coati: the ring-tailed, the white-nosed, and the island coati.