Adults weigh between 2-5kg and have thick brown-colored fur. They were originally mistaken for a lemur due to their long bodies and large eyes, however, have since been identified as being part of the Procyonid family and more closely related to raccoons and coatis. They have a long, prehensile tail
Kinkajous are a nocturnal, arboreal species in the order Carnivora. While they may look very different, they are closely related to the raccoon and coati. They generally eat upside down using their prehensile tale and hind feet to hold them up. Also, it is the only species of the genus Potos and was originally described as a lemur. You could see Jimmy the Kinkajou on our tour here at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.