The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), the first carnivore species to be discovered in the 35 years. The creature, looking like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, has been named as a new species after being wrongly identified for 100 years. The woolly furred olinguito, which weighs 2lb, is related to raccoons and coatis and lives in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador. For more than a century it was mistaken for its larger close cousin, the olingo | image by Mark Gurney
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