Thursday, August 15, 2013

Meet the olinguito

Meet the olinguito, the shy 'bear-cat' that's the first new carnivore to be discovered in the West for 35 years

"Researchers said that despite the animal's cat feline and bear-like appearance, the olinguito is actually a member of the Procyonidae family, along with raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. Weighing 2lb and with woolly orange brown fur, it lives in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador but for more than a century it was mistaken for its larger close cousin, the olingo."


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