Project Description

(Potos flavus)

Also known as the “honey bear”

The Kinkajou is a rain forest mammal related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, the ring tail lemur, and cacomistle.

This arboreal mammal is not an endangered species, though it is seldom seen by people because of its strict nocturnal habits. However, they are hunted for the pet trade, for their fur (to make wallets and horse saddles), and for their meat.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Central and South America

Weight: 3 - 10 lbs

Size: 16 - 24 inches length

Lifespan: 20 years in the wild

Diet: Consists mainly of fruit. Kinkajou particularly enjoy figs.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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