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Olinguito Speaks Up

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...


Where are its manners? This extinct mammal sucked in its food

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.

By October 8, 2015


Correction: Discovery of the olinguito

This story was updated to correct the spelling of Colombia.

By August 15, 2013


Newly discovered olinguito is 'mix of house cat and a teddy bear'

After a decade of research, Smithsonian scientists reveal the newest species in the order Carnivora. A new mammal in the 21st century? Go figure.

By August 15, 2013