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kinkajou

a member of the Procyonidae family, the raccoons, with a long prehensile tail. It is arboreal, vegetarian and nocturnal, weighing up to 10 lb. It has short dense fur colored olive, yellow or red brown. Called also Potos flavus, night monkey, honey bear.
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Kinkajous are native to Mexico and Brazil and are often known as "honey bears" because of their penchant for honey and nectar.
Baby Luv the kinkajou didn't live up to its name as it sank its teeth into Paris's arm during a late-night play session.
a new ascarid nematode isolated from captive kinkajou, Potos flavus, from the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Nevertheless, we registered tree visits by kinkajous and an unidentified rodent visiting and feeding on fruits at night.
It is also looking to relocate three kinkajous and a coati, both of which are members of the racoon family.
kinkajous [Potos flavus] [Figure 1], coatis [Nasua spp.
A spokesperson for PETA said: "The Chihuahuas, ferrets, and kinkajous she's paraded through her home in the past were not accessories, and pot-bellied pigs aren't either.
The 24-year-old hotel heiress was all smiles while taking her cute kinkajous to the vets.
Members of the zoo's staff also take to the road with live animals -- kinkajous, macaws, iguanas, boas, sometimes even a clouded leopard -- and with multimedia programs for school assemblies.
Kinkajous are in the same taxonomic family (Procyonidae) as raccoons (Procyon lotor) (39), which are a well-established rabies reservoir in North America.
Kinkajous are normally seen in the rainforests but Paris brought hers to Beverly Hills.
In a California where freeway commuting is what most people consider "the jungle," an alligator thrives in a suburban Belmont back yard, raccoon-like kinkajous frolic in a Palo Alto home and a Petaluma woman tries to breed endangered Southeast Asian leopards.