Native to South America
Aka Honey Bear
A small rain forest little creature some call the honey bear. Its coat is plush, velvety, soft and dense. Kinkajous are one of our favorite animals. If handled properly they are very sweet and good nurtured.
Kinkajous naturally live in the rain forest and are related to raccoons and Coatimundi. They are not related to monkeys. They have fully prehensile grasping tails, which can be used like an extra "hand" when climbing. The tail can be almost as long as the body and is also used for balance when moving from one tree limb to another.
Kinkajous are very mellow-mannered which makes them a delicate and cuddly pet. Kinkajous are by far the best large exotic I have ever dealt with. They have velvety soft fur and their palms have bare skin.
What is a Kinkajou
Kinkajou Zookeeper Facts
Meet the Kinkajous of JEAR
They like eating upside down
Our oldest kinkajou lived over 20 years
They make chirping and clicking noises
Their tails are semi prehensile
Their favorite treat is bananas
They pee off high places