Kinkajou and olingos

Kinkajou and olingos

Order : Carnivora
Family : Procyonidae
Subfamily : Potosinae

 

Facts about the subfamily Potosinae, the kinkajou and olingos

The kinkajou is a carnivorous nocturnal animal that lives in South and Central America.

The kinkajou is a solitary animal, which mostly travels alone. (Full text)

Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae DESCRIPTION: The kinkajou is a small animal with short, soft honey gold or brown fur.

STATUS: The kinkajou is not currently threatened although in many places they are hunted for their dense fur and for food.

The Kinkajou is also known as the “Night Walker”.

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Animal Description: The Kinkajou is a quiet, gentle and docile animal can make a wonderful pet for any person or any family.

Some authorities group the Red Panda with the Giant Panda in a separate family; the status of the various olingos is disputed: they may all be better regarded as subspecies of Bassaricyon gabbi.

Mating in olingos is initiated by the males.

The status of the various olingos is disputed: they may all be better regarded as subspecies of Bassaricyon gabbi. (Wiki)

Enemies of the kinkajou are the tayra, fox, jaguarundi, jaguar, ocelot, margay, and--of course--humans.

Predators to the kinkajou are people, big cats and birds of prey. (Full text)

Enemies of the Kinkajou are the Fox, Tayra, Margay, Jaguar, Ocelot, and the Jaguarundi.

Kinkajou are active at night.

Some enemies of a Kinkajou are Lions and Jaguars.

Olingos are found in the rainforest of Columbia, Costa Rico, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Olingos are extremely agile, climbing through the trees and leaping up to three meters with ease. (Full text)

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