Learn About Calyx

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: White-Nosed Coatimundi (Nasua narica)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 15yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 6-8yrs
  • Length: 3.5-4ft
  • Weight: 5.5-18lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Central America, Northwestern South America, Southwestern United States
  • Habitat in the Wild: wooded areas
    • Diet in the Wild: plant matter, small vertebrates, fruit, human garbage, insects, eggs, lizards, rodents, carrion
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: meat, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, kibble
    • Gender: Female
    • Arrival: October 2015
    • Lives In: Critter Creek and Mammal Landing

Calyx was sent to Wildlife Images in search of a permanent home. Originally someone’s pet, Calyx was given to Janda Exotics when her owners could no longer provide care. She didn’t fit in well at their facility because they have many members of their Coatimundi family and she did not get along with the rambunctious babies or the males. Luckily, we had one lonely female Coati, Baby, with a brand new enclosure and room for some friends. We were very excited to provide Calyx a home and Baby a new friend.