Kinkajou

Kinkajou 

The kinkajou is also known as a honey bear or sun bear, as its face looks similar to that of a cub bear.  Kinkajous are extremely social and sweet natured animals that are nocturnal, so they are difficult to spot during the day.  Kinkajous have a tail that can be used for gripping anything, much like another arm.  The tail is also used for hanging and balancing the body.  It also serves as a cozy blanket, while the kinkajou sleeps in the high canopy.



FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME POTOS FLAVUS
WHERE IN THE WILD? CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? FRUIT AND INSECTS
LIFE EXPECTANCY