Kinkajous live in the tropical forests of Central and South America where they spend most of their time in trees. They are able to turn their feet backwards to easily run along branches or up and down tree trunks.
It also has a tail that it uses like another arm. They use their tail to hang from branches and as a cover when they are sleeping high in the canopy.
The Kinkajou is related to the raccoon. They are sometimes called honey bears because they raid bees nests. They use their long tongues to slurp honey from a hive and to get termites from their nest and to get nectar from flowers. They also eat fruit and small mammals. They roam and eat at night and sleep in tree holes during the day.
Kinkajous form treetop groups called troops and they are very vocal animal. Their screeching and barking can be heard often in the forest canopy.
It can be 17-22 inches long with a tail as long as its body. They have honey-colored, short, dense fur.
Source: National Geographic
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