TODAY   |  August 16, 2013

First new carnivore species in 35 years discovered

Scientists at the Smithsonian have named the furry, rust-colored, mammal the olinguito. The creature, which looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, is the smallest member of the raccoon family and is native to the Andean forests.

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>>> a new mammal species. this is exciting. scientists are calling it the.

>> olinguito. he made it to the mountains. they're the smallest members of the raccoon family. this is the first discovery of it's kind in 35 years. i want one.

>> he's cute.

>> he is super cute.

>> oh, adorable.