It’s a good thing the coati doesn’t have much of an internal life, because if it did, it would probably be having a major identity crisis. This guy has the long, muscular snout of a pig, the tail of a burgling raccoon, and the tree-climbing dexterity of a monkey. Oh! And bonus animal: It can also bend its snout up to 60 degrees in any direction as it roots through the dirt for grubs, so it’s pretty elephantine, too. No matter what it looks like to you, I think we can all agree on one thing: The coati is universally cute.

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