Kinkajous are nocturnal by nature. Their most active time is from around 7 pm-midnight. Kinkajous are aggressive and startle easily. Kinkajous spend most of their time up in trees. They have sharp teeth and long sharp claws that they use to fend of attackers.
- Brown color
- Bare spots on neck and cheeks that are scent glands
- Long flexible tale that is used as an extra limb
Kinkajous primarily live in the rainforest regions of Central and South America. They spend the majority of their lives up in trees.
31-52 inches long
36 inches long
A kinkajou’s tongue can measure up to 5 inches long!
Carnivore that primarily eats fruit
- Small Rodents
- Habitat Loss
Kinkajous are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
- Pet Trade
Kinkajous have become popular in the pet trade despite their aggressive nature.