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Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 05:15 AM

Published August 15, 2013

A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.

The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make itself easy to find. The orange-brown mammal lives out a solitary existence in the dense, hard-to-study cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador, which inspired part of its Latin name Bassaricyon neblina: Neblina is Spanish for "fog."

What's more, the large-eyed critter—now the smallest known member of the raccoon family—is active only at night, when it hunts for fruit in its Andean habitat. Like other carnivores such as the giant panda, olinguitos seem to eat mostly plants, but are nevertheless part of the taxonomic order Carnivora. (Also see "Pictures: 14 Rarest and Weirdest Mammal Species Named.")
Still finding stuff on land and you really have to wonder what the ocean holds that has not been discovered too...Anyway newly discovered by science

edit on Fri Aug 16 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: added ex tags, and good link IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by 727Sky

Your link shows the main page here's the right linky

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 10:12 AM
Oh he's adorable! I just love when they discover new animals! You never know what you're going to see. Thanks for sharing!!

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 11:25 AM
Pffft. That aint no Teddy Bear. That looks like large rat possum

Now THIS is a real Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear riding a dog

edit on 16-8-2013 by DaRAGE because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 11:37 AM
Real cute.
Until he eats your face.

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:32 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

Yea go put your finger by its mouth and determine whether or not its a teddy bear.

Neat, thanks.

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