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New Mammal on the Block: Both the olingo -- shown here -- and the olinguito live in trees.

Photos: Olinguito, new mammal on the block

New Carnivore Found: A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear, the olinguito (pictured) is the first carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says. The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature 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. (National Geographic)

The Smithsonian Discovers a New Mammal In an age where extinction is the norm, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian discover a new species of mammal in the threatened cloud forests of South America

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This Western lowland olingo (Bassaricyon medius) can be found in the same general geographic area as the olinguito.

Olinguito the newest rare mammal species discovery

Photos: Olinguito, new mammal on the block

Eastern mountain coati (Nasuella meridensis)

Eastern mountain coati (Nasuella meridensis)

Descubierta una nueva especie de mamífero en los Andes, el olinguito.

Olinguito ( Bassaricyon neblina) of the raccoon family Procyonidae that lives in montane forests in the Andes of western Colombia and Ecuador.

Ring-tailed Coati, Nasua nasua Coatis are found in North, Central and South America, primarily in dense forest and jungle habitats though there are species found in grasslands, mountains and even.

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in Northern CA (2) | by Tatiana Gettelman

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in Northern CA by Tatiana Gettelman

Cute little coati sitting in a tree.

Cute little coati sitting in a tree.

Fossas

Fossas

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Olingo - prefers to stay high in the trees eating vegetation at night to avoid the forest predators.

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Biologists have described a new species of carnivore from the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia, and named it the Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina).

Baby Olinguito found in Colombia.

A baby Olinguito, a new carnivorous mammal discovered in Colombia this year.

Lynx in Bavarian Forest

(c) Welcome to my Forest - A Lynx is sitting on a snowy hill in the wildlife park of the Bavarian Forest.

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

The olinguito used to be mistaken for the olingo, its sister species. Here is an olingo at the private reserve of Paz de las Aves (Peace of the Birds) near Nanegalito, Ecuador.

Olinguito the newest rare mammal species discovery

An olingo – an arboreal and nocturnal mammal

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