White-Nosed Coati

Texas species

Background information

The white-nosed coati, also known as "coatimundi" it is a member of the raccoon family, Its body it 1.5 -2 feet long and its tail is 2 feet long. They are native to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Central America, and Columbia.. They are protected by Texas and New Mexico because they are considered an endangered species.

Threats and causes of extinction , courses of action and successes.

Globally they are classified as "least concern" . Causes of decline in population is habitat loss and illegal poaching for their fur or for food . Laws have been passed and they are given total protection from being hunted or trapped. They are also protected by Texas wildlife parks.
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