Alexandra Ashe- Kinkatopia
Updated: Jun 6, 2022
Have you ever seen a kinkajou? A kinkajou is a mammal that lives in tropical rain forests. They are also known as the "honey bear".
Alexandra runs a Kinkajou sanctuary out of Boca Raton Florida. They are the only sanctuary in the world that focuses specifically on kinkajous which are brought in through pet trade. The problem with this is that kinks do not make ideal pets and most end up being rehomed, do not live to their full life expectancy and are often not taken care of properly. Kinkatopia works to both educate people on the difficulties of trying to keep a kink as a pet as well as with zoos and private owners to create a community in which they can help each other ensure that these captive kinkajous have the best life possible.
Alexandra freely and openly admits that she came to be the founder of this sanctuary because she, herself was the owner that she warns against. Years ago she ran a non-profit which helped rehome an/or rehab basically any type of animal that they could help. A friend of hers got a kink and within 48 hours she took out a loan to get a cute little kink for herself. She says that the first nine months to a year with a kink they are super cute with their little baby face, their adult teeth haven't come in yet so they are manageable. Alexandra goes on to explain how things changed after that first year and not having many professional resources available to her to help learn how to manage some of the issues that were arising prompted her to be that resource for others.
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