Sunday, November 4, 2012



The Life of Animals | Kinkajou | A Kinkajou adult weighs 1.4 to 4.6 kg (3-10 lb). The adult body of 40-60 cm (16-24 inches), along the length of the body, the tail is long 40-60 cm (16-24 inches). The Kinkajou wool coat consists of an outer layer of gold (or brownish-gray) overlapping a gray coat. It has large eyes and small ears. Kinkajous Range from the east and south of the Sierra Madre in Mexico, through Central America to Bolivia east of the Andes and the rainforest in southeastern Brazil. Although ranked Kinkajou Carnivora and has sharp teeth, omnivorous diet consists mainly of fruits. Kinkajous especially enjoy figs. It has been suggested, without direct evidence that occasionally bird eggs and small vertebrates eat.

The Kinkajou thin five inch extrudable tongue helps the animal and plant get the licking nectar from flowers, so that it can act as pollinators. (Nectar is also sometimes obtained by eating whole flowers.) Although marked enthusiastic individuals eat honey (hence the name "Honey Bear"), honey has not been observed in the diet of these last wild. Such as raccoons, hammers rivals "remarkable manipulative skills of primates. Not that tail to grab food. scent glands in the neighborhood of kinkajous mouth, throat and stomach to leave their territory to expand their routes and markings. Kinkajou generally peak between about 19:00 and midnight, and again an hour before sunrise avoided kinkajous daytime sleep in tree hollows or in shaded tangles of leaves, direct sunlight.

Kinkajous are sometimes kept as exotic pets. Kinkajous like sudden movements, noises and awake during the day.  In El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras pet kinkajous micoleón commonly called, meaning "lion monkey". Animals in Peru kinkajous are commonly called "Liron". The dormouse is often described as "monkey-bear" or "bear hybrid mono".
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