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Meet the Olinguito, the First New Carnivore in 35 Years

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August 15, 2013
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Meet the Olinguito! The cute critter was overlooked due to mistaken identity, but the discovery of this new mammal species marks the first new carnivore to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years. Gillian Pensavalle (@GilllianWithaG) has the story and adorable pictures.


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