Head and body length of B. gabbii is 350-475
mm, tail length is 400-480 mm. Weights range from 970-1,500
grams. The thick, soft pelage is buff to golden above
and pale yellow below. The tail is not prehensile. It
is somewhat flattened and has faint annular rings along
the median portion. B. gabbii has small ears
atop a flattened head with a pointed snout. Both the
fore and hind limbs are short. The bottoms of the feet
are partly furred and the claws are very sharp. Females
have one pair of inguinal mammae.
B. gabbii does not appear to have a specific
breeding season. Gestation lasts 73-74 days and one
offspring is born weighing about 55 grams. The baby
opens its eyes at 27 days and is able to take solid
food at 2 months. Sexual maturity is reached at 21 months.
Arboreal and nocturnal, B. gabbii spends its
day in a nest of dry leaves in a hollow tree. Olingos
are extremely agile, climbing through the trees and
leaping up to three meters with ease. The diet consists
mainly of insects and warm blooded animals.
habitat is tropical forests from sea level to 2,000
meters. B. gabbii is found
in W Columbia, Costa Rica, W Ecuador, C Nicaragua, Panama.