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Smithsonian Unearths a New Species of Mammal: The Olinguito

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The olinguito weighs 2 pounds and resides at 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level, making this raccoon-relative tree dweller the smallest and highest-venturing of the olingo species. The first new carnivore species in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

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Teresa W (782)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:55 am
So cute! Thank you!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:56 am

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:58 am
Noted, thanks.

Roger G (154)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:01 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:49 pm

Deborah W (6)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:57 pm
So cute -- and small. Wonder how long it will take for pet collectors and marketeers to exploit them, heaping disease, containment and eventual extinction upon one of the few as-yet wild and free species remaining.

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:55 pm

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:20 pm
Noted with thanks - they're cute little animals.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:16 am

Keith H (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:56 am
Noted. Thank you for this.

Lona G (80)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:55 am
This discovery is news world wide. I sometimes wish they do not bring the find of another cute animal to the attention of the masses. For the very rich this will be just another cuddly pet to add to their menagerie like they did with the slow loris.

Aileen P (40)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:19 am
Noted. Thank you.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:19 am
Please leave them alone!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:30 pm
What a cute little animal. But please,LEAVE HIM ALONE;.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:59 pm
Delightful, so fascinating and intriguing!

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday August 19, 2013, 2:53 pm

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 9:43 pm
Wow... just keep on trucking.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:50 am
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