New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
By Fox News Latino | 08/16/2013 - 11:51

Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new mammal species called the olinguito. And its teddy bear face makes it instantly adorable.

The raccoon-sized critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia, but it shouldn't have been too hard to find — one of them lived in the Smithsonian-run National Zoo in the Washington for a year.

"It's been kind of hiding in plain sight for a long time" despite its extraordinary beauty, said Kristofer Helgen, the Smithsonian's curator of mammals.


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