One of my new interest is the discovery of new animals, new plants and new insects. Well, guess what, not only is it a new animal, but a cute one at that. It’s an Olinguito, a new carnivorous mammal species, described as a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear. awwww! The Olinguitos lives in the “cloud forests” in the Andes. This little critter has been hiding in plain sight, zoo keepers and researchers mistook the olinguitos for their relatives, the known and named olingos. The new species has a smaller head, larger teeth, a blunter snout, and thicker, redder fur. Olinguitos traditionally are meat-lovers, and now lives off figs and other tree fruit, in addition to probably hunting small birds, lizards, and insects in the canopy. Though solitary, it probably interacts with porcupines and some of the other night-time forest prowlers. I am also adding the other species that were discovered
Here are the Dreamy-eyed monkey and Achoo! The ‘Sneezing Monkey’
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