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Ring-tailed coati

Nasua nasua

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Invasive Alien Species of Union concern


Origin: South America

First finding in Slovenia: 2015

Pathways: escape and release from captivity

Possible to find: year-round

Habitat: Forests especially deciduous and evergreen forests as well as riverine forests. 

Status in Slovenia: Kept in captivity in small numbers and at least once escaped to nature. Not expected to survive inland winters. 

Similar species: Raccoon (Procyon lotor), While-nosed coati, (Nasua narica)

Source: Terenski priročnik za prepoznavanje tujerodnih vrst v gozdovih (Fieldguide for the identification of alien species in forests)

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