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Your morning adorable: Young coatis explore

June 3, 2009 | 11:55 am


Two young coatis, Rosalie (above) and her brother Jasper, were born in Germany's Hannover Adventure Zoo in late April.  Since then, they've been confined to an indoor area -- until today, when they were permitted to venture outside for the first time.

Coatis are relatives of raccoons and are sometimes referred to as "hog-nosed raccoons."  Their long snouts are very flexible and can be rotated up to 60 degrees in any direction. 

More photos of Rosalie and Jasper after the jump!



-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Jochen Luebke / European Pressphoto Agency

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