Kinkajous (Potos flavus) are also called Honey Bears. In Peru, they are often referred to as "lion monkey" or "bear monkey". They are not related to primates, but are actually members of the procyonidae family.
Origin: -Central America and parts of South America
Size: -Head to body length, including the tail, is 82 to 133 cm (32 to 52 in).
-The tail can measure 39 to 57 cm (15 to 22 in).
-Weight ranges from 1.4 to 4.6 kg (3.1 to 10.1 lbs.)
-Their diet consists 90% fruit. They prefer soft, ripe fruits. Kinkajous will also feed
on leaves, flowers, nectar, insects (especially ants), bird eggs, and on occasion
they will feed on small vertebrates.
- Kinkajous spend most of their lives high up in the trees.
-They have fully prehensile tails, that they will use to help find their ways through
canopies. Like their raccoon cousins, they can rotate their ankles 180 degrees.
-They will sleep in small family units, but tend to feed alone.
-They exhibit both polygamous and polyandrous mating systems.
-Dominant males typically breed with a collected group of females.
-Kinkajous breed throughout the year.
-Typically, they have one offspring at a time, but on occasion will birth two.
-The gestation period is 90 to 120 days.
Lifespan: -On average, kinkajous live 20 to 40 years in captivity.
-They live an average of 29 years in the wild.