Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54517

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Procyonidae
Genus:Potos
Genus species:Potos flavus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:41-57 cm
Weight:1.4-2.7 kg
Identification:The kinkajou is identified by its short deep golden coat and prehensile tail.
Habitat:Tropical forests
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, nectar, insects, small vertebrates
Reproduction:Breeding takes place year-round. After a four-month gestation period, the female gives birth to 1-2 young. Independence occurs at the age of four months.
Foraging is done alone or in small groups.
Behavior:This largely arboreal and nocturnal species can become very aggressive if food is scarce. They use their tail to grip branches so their forepaws can hold food.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The kinkajou's tongue is over 12 cm long and is used for eating nectar and insects.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northern South America
Date:1965-10 Subjects:raccoon
Kinkajou
Potos
Procyonidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54517