Category: Mammals
Type: Carnivora


The northern olingo also known as the bushy-tailed olingo or as simply the olingo is a tree-dwelling member of the family Procyonidae, which also includes raccoons.

The northern olingo is a slender arboreal animal, with hind legs distinctly longer than the fore legs, and a long, bushy tail. The face is short and rounded, with relatively large eyes and short round ears.

The northern olingo is found from Nicaragua through Costa Rica and western Panama.

The northern olingo is a nocturnal herbivore, feeding almost entirely on fruit, especially figs.

Taxonomy: (Bassaricyon gabbii)