Crossword Genius

Animal fur I am after (5)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'animal' is the definition.
(mammal of Central and South America)

'fur i am after' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'fur' could be 'coat' (an animal's coat) and 'coat' is found in the answer.
'i' is found in the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for coati that I've seen before include "Kind of raccoon" , "omnivore?" , "Flesh-eating mammal" , "carnivore from South America" , "American denizen" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app