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Native Animals, Playa del Carmen: 3 reviews and 14 photos

  Begging coatis (Dec 2009)
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  • Begging coatis (Dec 2009) - Playa del Carmen
      Begging coatis (Dec 2009)
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  • Coati (Dec 2008) - Playa del Carmen
      Coati (Dec 2008)
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  • Coati (Dec 2008) - Playa del Carmen
      Coati (Dec 2008)
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  • Band of coatis (Dec 2008) - Playa del Carmen
      Band of coatis (Dec 2008)
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  • Band of coatis (Dec 2009) - Playa del Carmen
      Band of coatis (Dec 2009)
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We've seen the large band of coatis on both of our trips to Riu Tequila, in 2009 they were hanging out near the pool and near some of the rooms near the pool waiting for someone to take pity on them and give them a snack. They seem to come out near sundown and don't appear to be particularly frightened of the large international group of sun worshippers that were busy snapping pictures of them, perhaps they knew just how well fed we all were by the resort!

Coatis are a member of the raccoon family and are about 1-2 feet long with their tail being almost as long as their bodies. They have long snouts and their facial markings are similar to raccoons. They weigh between 6 and 18 lbs., about the same size as a domestic cat.

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2010
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