Furry Little Carnivore, Once Shown in Zoos, Is a New Species

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:20 in Biology & Nature

In the cloud forests of Ecuador, scientists have "discovered" the olinguito, the first new carnivore species reported in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) is a century-old case of missed connections. The furry, 2-lb.

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