You might have heard about the recent news regarding Paris Hilton’s pet being confiscated. Exotic animal pets are not legal in many states unless you qualify for a permit.
News stories hitting the wires today mistake the kinkajou (Potos flavus) for a monkey–except for this one. The rainforest animal is actually a relative to the raccoon. The critters are mainly noctournal (active at night) and have a prehensile tail. Their nickname is the “honey bear” but they do NOT make good pets.
Read more about one of my kinkajou consultations in the ABC’S Column area on the arkanimals.com website coming in December!