For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is Discovered in the American Continents: The olinguito! Native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia, the olinguito is the newest member of the raccoon family.
Miniature Chameleon Sits on the Head of a Match - This irascible-looking little guy was recently discovered by biologists on the small island of Nosy Hara, in northern Madagascar. The species’ name, reflecting its tiny-ness, is Brookesia micra.
Meet the olinguito, the first carnivorous American mammal to be discovered in 35 years
'Cutest new animal' discovered: It's an olinguito! (Photo: Mark Gurney) What do you get when you cross a teddy bear and a house cat? The first new mammalian carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years, revealed by the Smithsonian today.
Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands and found all over Southeast Asia and Southern China, orangutans are critically endangered today and found only in the tropical rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.