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December 28, 2003

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Penelope, the Pet of the Day
Name: Penelope
Age: Fifteen weeks old
Gender: Female
Kind: Coatimundi
Home: USA
   This is Penelope. She is a fifteen-week-old Coatimundi. The species originally comes from the rainforest, but Coatimundi are bred and raised here in the USA as pets. She loves looking at the camera when it comes out. Penelope goes with me to work every day. She is affectionate and wants to be petted and loved. She eats dog food, fruits and vegetables.

    Penelope likes to take a bath and go swimming. She plays with our cat all the time. Coatimundi are a part of the raccoon family, but they are diurnal - awake during the day, like us. At night Penelope goes into her cage and goes to sleep from 9 pm until 6 am. She is litter-trained. She loves to be on my shoulder. She will get to ten pounds, right now she is only two pounds. We look forward to seeing her grow and spending the years with her.

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