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    New Mammal Identified

    And it is adorable! It is called the olinguito, and while the story call is a cross between a teddy bear and a housecat in looks, I do not see the cat part at all. I said "teddy bear face" the instant I saw it on Paul's screen, but what do you all think?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/world/...html?hpt=hp_c2
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    Very cute! I can see why they say related to the racoon!

    If you watch the video on this site, at about the 45 - 47 second mark there is a picture of one, so you can see why they say like a cat. Took some searching to find a photo!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-...ht-at-the-zoo/
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    Shame that 42% of it's habitat is gone already They really are adorable.
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    How cute! I hope they thrive.
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    Friday's Providence Journal had this article and the photo -- FRONT page, ABOVE the fold, ACROSS THE TOP! Big news!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    And it is adorable! It is called the olinguito, and while the story call is a cross between a teddy bear and a housecat in looks, I do not see the cat part at all. I said "teddy bear face" the instant I saw it on Paul's screen, but what do you all think?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/world/...html?hpt=hp_c2
    If you look just at the body, it does look to me like a cat.


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