Ping is a Coati (Coatimundi), which is a type of mammal and a distant cousin of the raccoon. They are found in South America and make squeaky, clicky noises to chat to each other.
Ping is at Hopefield due to a change in his owner's circumstances, influenced by the second lockdown. Coati’s are on the invasive species list so can’t be rehomed to members of the public, bred or sold. Hopefield is one of the only places that can take these animals.
He has a big personality, is very nosey and LOVES food! You can see him using his long snout and claws to get the tasty sweet potato and apple, hidden by Lianne, out of a kong!