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See that little guy up above? That is a brand new species of mammal discovered in South America. The discovery was announced today by Smithsonian Zoologists, and its name is the olinguito. It is a member of the raccoon family and is noted to look like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear. It has big eyes, lots of fur and weighs approximately two pounds. Its diet consists of small creatures as it is a carnivore.
According to USA Today, they first spotted the animals is 2006 and weren’t sure what it was until now.