Kinkajou – Potos flavus
The adult measures without the tail 45 to 76 cm, a height at withers of 20 cm and an average weight of 3 kg. It covers only two teats. Sexual dimorphism is low, the females are on average a little more slender frame and a weight roughly equal.
The tail, by which it hangs to release its four members, is not used for catching food but it wraps it around his body at the time of falling asleep.
Kinkajou differs from other carnivores by second longest toe than others. The muzzle, pointed, is relatively prominent and ends with a dark brown or pink nose. Head, rounded, is surmounted by two low and wide ears. The face draws a heart. As the coati, its teeth, is particularly characterized by two very prominent lower canines and premolars and molars for chewing unfit, which earned him the title of carnivore. It feeds in a manner quite similar to that of the spider monkey, it eats more than thirty-seven kinds of different fruits, less than a tenth of its diet consisting of leaves and flowers. Its regime is that of an opportunist and is very variable depending on the season and the region