By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
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Videographer / Director: Justin Powell
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Sonia Estal
Stella from Florida, USA is a kinkajou, a rainforest mammal native to Central and South America.
This exotic animal may not be your first choice for a pet, however it was for Justin and Samantha Powell.
The Powell family bought Stella two-and-a-half years ago from a specialist breeder when she was just three weeks old.
Justin said: “It’s not like owning a dog or a cat, she is somewhat high maintenance, so there’s a lot of things to think about.
"She’s very rambunctious and energetic; we call her, ‘Our royal highness’”
The mischievous mammal is nocturnal and sleeps during the day, leaving her plenty of energy to climb and explore her owners' furniture.
Justin said: “Kinkajous don’t train very well, it’s a matter of letting her do what she wants.
"Stella thinks of Samantha and I as her parents, and our son is definitely a little brother to her, and they can annoy each other sometimes.”
Kinkajous are frugivores, and their diet consists mainly of fruit, with Stella’s favourite being bananas.
To see more of Stella visit: https://www.instagram.com/stellathekinkajou/