KINKAJOU

KINKAJOU (Potos flavus)

Kinkajous have a nocturnal and arboreal habit. They may be confused as primates since they move loudly among the canopy and they have a prehensile tail. During the day they sleep inside cavities high in the trees. At night, they look for nectar, fruits like figs and insects. They can live solitary or they can cohabit with a mate. Kinkajous also can share niche with other kinkajous to feed.
Their populations are relatively stable in the wild, but they are often taken from their habitat to be sold as pets.

Conservation status: Least concern
Longevity in captivity: 40 years