Kinkajous are nocturnal, arboreal animals found in southern Central America and northern South America. They mainly eat fruit, particularly figs, and have a long tongue that helps them drink nectar. Their hands are dexterous and used to hold food for consumption. Kinkajous also have prehensile tails that they use to grip branches when climbing. They can hang by their tail, and even turn around and climb back up their tail. Although nimble climbers, their motions are deliberate. Kinkajous sleep in family groups, but typically forage individually.
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