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An adult kinkajou weighs 1.4–4.6 kg (3–10 lb). The adult body length is 40–60 cm (16–24 in); in addition to body length, the length of the prehensile tail is 40–60 cm (16–24 in). The kinkajou's woolly fur consists of an outer coat of gold (or brownish-gray) overlapping a gray undercoat.Class: Mammalia. What is a Kinkajou? Kinkajous naturally live in the rainforest and are related to raccoons and coatimundi. They are not related to monkeys. They have fully prehensile grasping tails, which can be used like an extra "hand" when climbing. The tail can be almost as long as the body and is also used for balance when moving from one tree limb to.

Adult Size: The kinkajou's body length varies somewhat among the subspecies, but it is usually between 16 and 25 inches, and the tail adds 15 to 20 inches. Its weight can reach 7 pounds. Life Expectancy: 20 to 25 years in captivity, but some can reach more than 40 years. An adult kinkajou weighs from 1.4 to 4.6 kg (3–10 lb). It has soft, gray or brownish fur and large eyes set in a small, round face. The eyes are highly reflective of light, giving them a bright orange eyeshine. The kinkajou’s feet can be rotated 180° and have a thick covering of short hair on the soles.

The kinkajou also has a prehensile (gripping) tail that it uses much like another arm. Kinkajous often hang from this incredible tail, which also aids their balance and serves as a cozy blanket.