Earlier that morning I read The Umbrella by Jan Brett, which featured a kinkajou as a character.
Hmm, I said to the kids, I've never heard of that animal before.
So imagine my surprise when our host walked out with a kinkajou clinging to his arm! He asked the audience what animal it was and the kids answered, lemur, monkey. Only my class knew it was a kinkajou. Wow. Just as cute in person as it seems in the book.
A very fun day. We also saw a desert tortoise and king snake. A wonderful organization that made a big impression on the kids. Thanks!