Animal Weight

How much does a South American coati weight?

It is hard to guess what a South American coati weights. But we have the answer:

An adult South American coati (Nasua nasua) on average weights 3.78 kg (8.34 lbs).

The South American coati is from the family Procyonidae (genus: Nasua). It is usually born with about 145 grams (0.32 lbs). They can live for up to 17.67 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 52.8 cm (1′ 9″). Usually, South American coatis have 3 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a South American coati is 3.78 kg (8.34 lbs)

The South American coati (can-coon) (Nasua nasua), also called the ring-tailed coati, is a coati species and a member of the raccoon family (Procyonidae), from tropical and subtropical South America. In Brazilian Portuguese, it is known as quati. An adult generally weighs 2–7.2 kg (4.4–15.9 lb) and is 85–113 cm (33–44 in) long, with half of that being its tail. Its color is highly variable and the rings on the tail may be only somewhat visible, but its distinguishing characteristic is that it lacks the largely white snout (or “nose”) of its northern relative, the white-nosed coati.

Animals of the same family as a South American coati

We found other animals of the Procyonidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a South American coati

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Nasua nasua:

Animals with the same size as a South American coati

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as South American coati:

Animals with the same litter size as a South American coati

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a South American coati:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a South American coati

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a South American coati: