The golden potto is found in Africa in Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.
They live in forests and are good climbers (arboreal).
They are 1.5 feet long, including their tail and weigh about 3 pounds.
They live alone and active at night (nocturnal).
They eat insects mostly, but they also eat fruit.
Predators are snakes, birds of prey and wild cats.
Females are pregnant for about 4-5 months (gestation) giving birth to one baby.
They can live for more than 20 years. They are listed as Lower Risk - near threatened on the CITES List (International List).
Species: Arctocebus aureus
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