Animal Size

Kinkajou size: How big do they get?

How big does a Kinkajou get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Kinkajou (Potos flavus) reaches an average size of 51 cm (1′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 29 years, they grow from 171 grams (0.38 lbs) to 2.45 kg (5.41 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Kinkajous have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Kinkajou (genus: Potos) is a member of the family Procyonidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Kinkajou is  (1' 9

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 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:

Animals with the same weight as a Kinkajou

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