Experts reveal new species: Olinguito

NBC News: Scientists at the Smithsonian National Museum of History announced a new mammal species, the olinguito. The animal is the first new carnivorous mammal identified in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

Researchers first saw the creature on a trip to Ecuador in 2006. But it took seven years to determine, genetically, how distinct the olinguito was from the other mammals it resembles.

Photo credit: Mark Gurney

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