The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a kinkajou named Poncho. He serves as an animal ambassador, meeting guests up close and making appearances at special events.
Although kinkajous are not an endangered species, poachers hunting them for fur and meat or for the exotic pet trade are threatening their numbers. Because they are wild animals, they do not make good pets, no matter how cute you might think they are! Kinkajous have a painful bite and can be very destructive to a home in the middle of the night, when they are most active.
You can help us bring species back from the brink by supporting the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy. Together we can save and protect wildlife around the globe.