Sinonimi: honey bear | potto | Potos flavus | Potos caudivolvulus
ETYM French kinkajou, quincajou, from the native American name.
Arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail; SYN. honey bear, potto, Potos flavus, Potos caudivolvulus.
Raccoonlike animal of Central and S America.
Central and South American carnivore Potos flavus of the raccoon family. Yellowish-brown, with a rounded face and slim body, the kinkajou grows to 55 cm/1.8 ft with a 50 cm/1.6 ft tail, and has short legs with sharp claws. It spends its time in trees and has a prehensile tail. It feeds largely on fruit.