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Rare New Mammal Discovered, It's Called Olinguito

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August 16, 2013
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Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did - until now. Researchers announced on Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. It belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.


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