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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Coati

baby bear

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Coati

The coati is related to the kinkajou, ringtail, and raccoon. A coati going about its business brings new meaning to the phrase “living in the moment.” Wildlife care specialists at the Safari Park make the most of this trait, indulging the curious creatures by hiding bits of food all around. This scavenger hunt is a supplement to the coatis’ regular diet, which they eat in their indoor area.

Due to their endearing face and house-cat size, people sometimes see coatis as potential pets. Not a good idea: every bit of their behavior and biology helps them survive as wild animals, not pets. But there’s no denying the fun and wonder in watching a band of coatis in the wild—and our rambunctious group at the Safari Park!

You can witness the agile antics of these animals in their habitat beside Thorntree Terrace. The coatis that call this area home are siblings.

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