New species of mammal: The Olinguito

 
Meet the olinguito: a raccoon-like mammal with teddy bear looks

WIRED

 
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Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. The reddish-brown animal is about 14-inches long with an equally long tail and weighs about 2 pounds.

It belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.

The critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia at night.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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