"Olinguito" is being tossed around the Interwebs Thursday — but what is it? Well, the olinguito is a new species of mammal discovered by Smithsonian scientists in South America.
The little "fuzzball" creature looks like a cross "between a teddy bear and a house cat," according to curator of mammals at the Smithsonian, Kristofer Helgen.Apparently the olinguito has actually been known since the '70s, but the creature was classified incorrectly as an olingo at the National Zoo...Read Full Story
An olinguito is a new species of mammal discovered in 2013. The creature looks like a raccoon with bear ears and an opossum nose, basically. See more about the olinguito here.