Animal Weight

How much does a Kinkajou weight?

It is hard to guess what a Kinkajou weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Kinkajou (Potos flavus) on average weights 2.45 kg (5.41 lbs).

The Kinkajou is from the family Procyonidae (genus: Potos). It is usually born with about 171 grams (0.38 lbs). They can live for up to 29 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 51 cm (1′ 9″). On average, Kinkajous can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Kinkajou is 2.45 kg (5.41 lbs)

The kinkajou ( KING-kÉ™-joo) (Potos flavus) is a tropical rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle. It is the only member of the genus Potos and is also known as the “honey bear” (a name that it shares with the unrelated sun bear). Kinkajous are arboreal, a lifestyle they evolved independently; they are not closely related to any other tree-dwelling mammal group (primates, some mustelids, etc.). Native to Central America and South America, this mostly frugivorous mammal is not an endangered species, though it is seldom seen by people because of its strict nocturnal habits. However, they are hunted for the pet trade, for their fur (to make wallets and horse saddles) and for their meat. The species has been included in Appendix III of CITES by Honduras, which means that exports from Honduras require an export permit and exports from other countries require a certificate of origin or re-export. They may live up to 40 years in captivity.

Animals of the same family as a Kinkajou

We found other animals of the Procyonidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Kinkajou

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potos flavus:

Animals with the same size as a Kinkajou

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Kinkajou:

Animals with the same litter size as a Kinkajou

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Kinkajou:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Kinkajou

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Kinkajou: