It is also known by the common names:
Cuchumbí, Monkey lion, Cuchicuchi, Huasa, Martica or Martucha.
It is a small mammal of tropical America, which is related to the raccoon. It is characterized as the only New World carnivore that has a prehensile tail (able to hold on to objects).
They are arboreal and nocturnal animals, so they spend their days sleeping in a hollow night árbol.Durante occupy the same ecological niche with the monkeys during the day.
The kinkajou attains a body length of between 40 and 76 cm, and the tail is between 39 and 57 cm long. It is a short-legged animal has small round head and the body is covered with a short coat, thick and soft, the color is usually brown.
The kinkajou has a character or poto calm and friendly, so that in some places is as domestic pets.
Their diet consists of insects, birds and small mammals, eggs, fruit and honey.
They are solitary animals, but it is easy to see couples. Both sexes have scent glands in the skin and make them the country to facilitate contact between individuals, as well as commonly used trails on the move. The female usually gives birth to a single pup (rarely has two), in the spring or summer. It is believed that these animals can live up to the age of 20 years.
Scientific classification: The kinkajou or poto belongs to the family of Procyon, in the order Carnivora. It is the only species in its genus and is named scientific Potos flavus.