Kinkajou

I love searching for rare animals and share their facts with you guys.


The other day I came across the kinkajou.


The kinkajou is also called honey bear, but they are not bears.


These beautiful creatures are native to Central America and some parts of South America.


They are unusual members of the raccoon family characterized by a long tail, prehensile tail, short muzzle, and low-set, rounded ears.


Although they are related to raccoons, their behavior, appearance, and ecology resemble those of a primate.


Kinkajous eat mostly fruit.


They use their long tongue to slurp up the inside of fruit, nectar from flowers and honey from beehives (that’s where their nickname honey bear comes from).




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