Mammals are always harder to see than birds but on my trip to Costa Rica I did see a few of them. This White-nosed Coati was searching for food at Arenal Observatory Lodge one morning. Its range includes Mexico, Central America, Columbia, and the very southwestern parts of the United States. An adult Coati can be 13 to 27 inches long from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail. The tail can be as long as the body and is used mainly for balance. In the wild, a Coati can live to be 7 or 8 years old. They eat a variety of fruits, nuts, insects, and small lizards.