Age: 5 years
Kajou was originally an exotic pet. He was relinquished to us after his owner gave birth to a child and no longer felt that she could care for him. Kajou's owners had good intentions, but did not know how to properly meet his needs. He became aggressive, moody, and skittish.
Now that Kajou has gotten a fresh start, he's sweet as can be! He loves to climb all over his caretakers, sit on shoulders, and cuddle. He also loves solving puzzles for snacks, and exploring our Education Center.
Kinkajous may easily be mistaken for primates because of their prehensile tail, but they are actually in the raccoon family. Kinkajous live in the rainforest canopies of Central and South America. Right now Kinkajous aren't a threatened species, but like all arboreal rainforest animals this could change within our lifetimes. It's important to realize that the actions we make as individuals have a heavy effect on the rainforest and our planet. To learn more about protecting kinkajous and other species in your every day life, click here.
How You Can Help:
Come back soon to learn how you can continue to support Kajou at his new sanctuary!