a nocturnal, tree-dwelling carnivore (Potos flavus) of Central and South America of the same family (Procyonidae) as the raccoon, with soft, yellowish-brown fur, large eyes, and a long prehensile tail
Origin of kinkajouFrench earlier quincajou, (properly, wolverine, misapplied by Comte de Buffon) ; from a crossing of Ojibwa gwiinwaʾaage and amp; Montagnais kwaahkwaacheew: see carcajou
An arboreal mammal (Potos flavus) of Central and South America, having brownish fur and a long, prehensile tail. Also called honey bear.
Origin of kinkajouFrench, from earlier Canadian French quincajou, wolverine (the kinkajou being confused with the wolverine in early European descriptions of the animals ), probably blend of Ojibwa gwiingwa'aage and Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu, wolverine.