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Bing, the Coatimundi

Posted May 1, 2007 3:33 p.m. EDT
Updated May 20, 2013 10:07 a.m. EDT

A visitor to'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?

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