New Species of Mammal Discovered in Andes

Scientists say they have found a new species of carnivore in the cloud forests of the Andes mountains in South America – the first discovery of its kind in more than 30 years.

The one-kilogram olinguito has big eyes and orange-brown fur, and it resembles both a cat and a cuddly, stuffed toy bear. The tree-dwelling creature shares its family roots with raccoons and kinkajous.  

It turns out that the olinguito was known to people, but misidentified for more than 100 years as the …

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