Recently, kinkajou, a representative of previously unpresented species appeared in Feldman Ecopark. It is a female, which arrived from the zoo “12 months” (Kyiv oblast) within the framework of the joint animal exchange programme.
According to Ecopark’s specialists, the animal feels fine, but is currently in quarantine, where undergoes all necessary examinations and procedures. Guests to Feldman Ecopark will be able to see this very nice animal a little later. In the future, we’ll try to find a couple for a female.
Kinkajou eats fruits, berries, eggs, meat, as well as porridges and cottage cheese, takes vitamins, drinks compote and water with honey.
Kinkajou (or Poto) is a predatory mammal of the raccoon family that lives in Central and South America. It’s the size of a small cat, has a rounded head, round wide-placed ears, a prehensile tail, helping representatives of the species to “fly” from branch to branch (this kinkajou partly resembles monkeys). A short face with large eyes reminds a bit of a bear. Thick velvet top fur is red-brown and red-yellow on the bottom. The face is dark brown or blackish. Kinkajou varies from rest species of the raccoon family by a single-colored tail slightly darker than the colour of the rest fur.
Kinkajou spend their lives on trees. During the day they hide in tree hollows, while at night they, set off in search of food along branches of trees alone or in pairs, demonstrating speed and agility of movements. Kinkajou eats mainly fruit (harm to fruit plantations is insignificant), nectar and honey. Apart from fruit, it eats insects, frogs, lizards, bird eggs and small animals. Kinkajou live an average of about 20 years. In nature, they have little or no enemies and rarely meet people.