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KINKAJOU (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus o...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 823 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KINKAJOU (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus or Palos flavus), the single species of an aberrant genus of the raccoon family (Procyonidae). It has been split up into a number of local races. A native of the forests of the warmer parts of South and Central America, the kinkajou is about the size of a cat, of a uniform pale, yellowish-brown colour, nocturnal and arboreal in its habits, feeding on fruit, honey, eggs and small birds and mammals, and is of a tolerably gentle disposition and easily tamed. (See CARNIVORA.)
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