Albert was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of the former breeding program. Albert is one of two male kinkajous we have at Carolina Tiger Rescue. He loves when the volunteers bring him a banana treat and is always willing to wake up for that. Albert has become our kink of mischief. He is very quick and aggressive for such a small animal and one to definitely keep an eye on.
How Albert Came to the Sanctuary
Albert was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue in May of 1992 as part of our former breeding program.
Albert is a very inquisitive kinkajou who enjoys enrichment, especially when it includes bananas. Albert is very curious and loves to check out what is going on, even during the day when he would normally be sleeping.
Albert loves ripping open boxes to get his food and especially loves when people bring him bananas. Despite his small size, caring for Albert requires caution. He can be very aggressive and easily angered if he does not get what he wants. Albert loves to see what is going on, so keepers have to be quick to shift him in his den box by sneaking up on him, otherwise he is out and about, watching what the keepers are up to.
Where in Sanctuary
Albert lives off tour next door to Lola Kinkajou in Elm Grove. In the winter, they live inside one of the kinkajou houses. It is better for the kinkajous to be indoors in the cooler months because they are unable to regulate their body temperature in cold weather. In the warmer months, they live in outdoor enclosures attached to the kinkajou house.
In the late 1990s, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we were no longer going to breed due to the number of accredited facilities that were working under the Species Survival Plan. The Species Survival Plan was set up to ensure that breeding in captivity is only done to conserve a species. This helped limit needless breeding and prevents a surplus of animals living in captivity. Carolina Tiger Rescue only supports breeding in captivity if it is done in accordance with the Species Survival Plan.