January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Kinkajou, or Honey Bear, a tree-dwelling mammal of tropical America. The kinkajou has a small head, a long body, and short legs. It is about 18 inches (46 cm) long, not including the tail. The tail, a little longer than the body, is used in swinging from branch to branch and to seize things beyond reach of its paws. The kinkajou's fur is grayish-brown. Kinkajous hunt at night and eat honey, fruit, insects, small mammals, and birds and their eggs. They are easily tamed.


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