Bing, the Coatimundi
Posted May 1, 2007
Updated May 20, 2013
A visitor to WRAL.com's Pets section sent in a picture of Ollie, their coatimundi. It prompted a lot of our visitors to ask, "What is that?!"
The coatimundi is a member of the raccoon family, found mostly in Central and South America. It's like a raccoon with a long snout.
On our Pets section, "Ask Fifi" interviewed Ollie's owner. You can learn a lot more about coatimundis there.
Ollie's owner has another coatimundi, named Bing -- and Bing apparently loves peppermints. Here's some cool YouTube video of Bing eating a mint! How many people have you seen who roll the mint around in their mouth like that?