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Cutie Patootie Mammal discovered: Happy Birthday Olinguito!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Daily Paws for Ashburn Virginia

Smithsonian researcher announces discovery of new mammal species. The new mammal species discovered is Olinguito It’s a raccoon-sized creature with a teddy bear face called the olinguito (oh-lihn-GEE’-toe).

A Smithsonian researcher says it lives in the mountainous forests of Ecuador and Columbia where it leaps through the trees at night. It eats fruit and weighs about 2 pounds.

The discovery was announced Thursday. Happy Birthday Olinguito!

Happy Birthday Olinguito!