This tiny, adorable critter is a Kinkajou, a small mammal that lives in South America and lives off small insects, fruit, but mostly honey. In fact, they’re also called “honey-bears”. They’ve got a long, skinny tongue which they use to stick inside holes of hives and suck the honey out.

Now, they may look like monkeys, but despite that prehensile tail, they’re actually more closely related to the raccoon, and are not primates at all.

They’re a little under 2 feet long, plus almost another 2 feet for the tail. For an idea of their size, check out this awesome scale picture I found of them on National Geographic!


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I'm a student at MSU, but I drive safari trucks on my days off. I love animals, and I love trying to tell people about them. I also have an incurable obsession with Disney.
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