A senior citizen, a woman of 99 years old living in Miami, told people she woke up and saw that an animal was on her chest. A veterinarian is now caring for the exotic animal. It is a kinkajou. The kinkajou is usually found in the rainforests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees. They are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks. The kinkajou also has a very strong gripping tail that it uses much like another arm. Kinkajous often hang from this incredible tail, which also aids their balance and serves as a cozy blanket while the animal sleeps high in the canopy.
The old woman who got really scared called up her son in law at 2 O’clock in the morning. Carlos Aguara the son in law said that he got a And as you know telephone calls in the middle of the night is never good news. The phone call was from his terrified mother-in-law.
Carlos said that he rushed over to her house to find the animal that had terrified his mother-in-law. The only other person in the home at the time was her live-in caregiver. The discovered that the animal was a kinkajou, an animal usually found in the rainforests of Central and South America, said Veterinarian Dr. Don J. Harris. He works for the South Dade Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center.