Kinkajou - nightwalkers known as honey bears

Kinkajou Kinkajous (Potos flavus) are nocturnal animals native to the rainforests of Central and South America. They are part of the order of Carnivora and have razor sharp teeth, however, they are not carnivorous, eating primarily fruit and honey. Kinkajous resemble a hybrid between a bear in the face, an otter in the body, a monkey with its tail, and the curiosity of a raccoon. Kinkajous are related to the raccoon and can live as long as 23 years. Some people, like Paris Hilton, keep a kinkajou as a pet as they are very cute. However, there have been reports from owners about sudden vicious attacks after years of non-aggressiveness. Update: Paris hilton's kinkajou, 'Baby Luv', has been confiscated.

Info on a kinkajou as a pet and a little movie

Keywords: tail , gray , claw

Which zoos have them?
Saint Louis Zoological Park (United States)

The Kinkajou is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 3 kg (6.6 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 38 years

Female maturity :820 days

Male maturity : 550 days

Gestation : 115 days

Weaning : 119 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.175 kg (0.385 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 4 W

Body mass : 2.318 kg (5.0996 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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