No Malay name, as they're from South America
Hi everyone. I'm Judy and that's my friend Toddy. If you look closely, you might be able to spot some differences between us! Toddy lost his tail in an accident when he was a baby before he came to live at Aquaria KLCC. However he can run, jump and climb just as well as me! We love our home here and we spend our days hanging out with each other and playing with our keepers – our favourite game is to sit on their shoulders!
Interesting Facts about me
I am a close relative of the North American raccoon. I share some traits with them: such as a high intelligence, an amazing sense of smell and a striped tail! However, female and young Coati travel in noisy bands of 5 – 20 members. I can attest to that because I simply love to talk and chat all day long. Unlike us, our males are primarily solitary. The nickname given to us reflects their solitary nature, as "Coatimundi" means "lone coati". However, Toddy and I love to play with each other and always curl up around each other to sleep at night.
Where can you find me in Aquaria?
You can find me in the Jewels of the Jungle
Size & Weight
I'm currently 4kg but my brothers and sisters have been known to grow up to 6kg.
My favourite meal would include fruit, insects and small mammals.
Habitat & Range
We can live in a range of habitats: these can include anything from hot, tropical rainforests to cold and dry mountain slopes. We are native to South America, including Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela.