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Meet the World's Newest Mammal Species: The Olinguito

By Lisa Granshaw Aug 26, 2013

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Mark Gurney


So what has the initial field research taught us about the olinguito? By observing the new mammal, scientists discovered it rarely comes out of trees, is mostly active at night, and has one baby at a time.

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Lisa Granshaw

Lisa Granshaw is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared on the Daily Dot,, Parents Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @LisaGranshaw.

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