Exotic Animals You Can Legally Keep As Pets

Kinkajou

A small mammal native to the tropical forests of South and Central America, the kinkajou is often called the honey bear, though it is not a member of the bear family. Kinkajous spend most of their time in tree branches and are nocturnal. When kept as pets, they do not adapt to being active in daylight hours, so they can keep their owners up all night with their noise and activity. Although the kinkajous are harmless and playful, they can be a carrier for a dangerous strain of ringworm.

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