Its tail has developed so it can grip on to trees. It uses it a lot like another arm.
Head and body, 43 to 56 cm; Tail, 41 to 56 cm.
Kinkajous are mad about fruit! They also eat some flowers, leaves and termites.
They live high up in the trees in most parts of South America, from Mexico to Bolivia, as well as in the Brazilian Amazon.
Nobody’s quite sure how many kinkajous there are.
The kinkajou is not a threatened species, but it is still affected by deforestation and hunting.
Kinkajous can turn their feet backwards so that they can run in either direction along narrow branches!
Watch a video from our friendsat ARKive, of a kinkajou.