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).
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