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London Zoo welcomes a new visitor from America - Forrest the Kinkajou

Kinkajous originate in Central and South America. Credit: ZSL

London Zoo has welcomed a new attraction - a six-month old kinkajou. Forrest, as he's been named, was hand-reared in Scotland but has now moved into the zoo in Regent's Park.

Forrest is getting used to his new home. Credit: ZSL

Kinkajous live in tropical rainforests and are omnivores. His new keepers are feeding him figs and peaches to make him feel at home.

Kinkajous drink nectar from plants which they extract using their long tongues. They also have long tails which they use to hang from trees.

The zoo has released a video explaining about Forrest: