Ping The Coatimundi

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!



When Ned arrived our staff were shocked by his state. After they learnt about Bella, they all put money together to save her too and then a few months later Peggy was born.
Came to Hopefield as her previous owner was rushed into hospital, and could no longer look after her.

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