Kynkajou Potos flavus
- 40 - 60 cm
- 1,4 - 4,6 kg
- 23 jaar/ans/years
- 4 maand/mois/month
- Minste zorg
Animals in our sanctuary
Lalka was merged with kynkajou Frantz in Germany, after which they found their definitive home in de Zonnegloed as a couple.
In October 2012, an elderly woman found a kynkajou on her doorstep in Kassel Germany, who later turned out to have escaped from his original owner a little further away. The Rose family, which is fairly well-known in the region, were kind enough to temporarily take care of the animal. A local newspaper has published an article about this. The owner reported himself, but he said that he didn?t want the animal back. The police then agreed to leave the kynkajou (which turned out to be called Frantz) with the Rose family. The family soon found out that the animal was not suitable to keep as a pet (Frantz was regularly aggressive towards his new owners, these are nocturnal animals with a strong odour).
They then adapted an old chicken coop and made a stay there for Frantz, where he then lived together with a rabbit for a while. The family was happy that the animal could eventually move to AAP.
He was later merged with Lalka in Germany, after which they found their definitive home in De Zonnegloed as a couple.
Where does he feel most at home?
The kinkajou occurs naturally in the tropical jungles of Central and South America.
What's his favourite food?
They like to eat honey, nuts, berries, fruit and insects.
The kinkajou makes a strikingly sharp barking sound. e.g. if they startle or if their peace is disturbed. In the event of mutual disagreement or threats, they produce a frightfully sizzling and screaming sound.Adopt this Kynkajou