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Olinguito is a shy and furry animal that sucks his thumb all day long and hides in the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. In Olinguito Speaks...
Fossils of an extinct creature that looked like a cross between a hippo and a walrus show it didn't chew its food like most mammals. It probably also ate with its mouth open and never used a coaster.
This story was updated to correct the spelling of Colombia.
After a decade of research, Smithsonian scientists reveal the newest species in the order Carnivora. A new mammal in the 21st century? Go figure.