Smithsonian Announces Discovery Of A New Species Of Mammal

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A skull from an olinguito, the first carnivore animal species to be... News PhotoAnimal,Animals Hunting,Government,Horizontal,Living Organism,Olinguito,Politics,Press Conference,Smithsonian Institution,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA skull from an olinguito, the first carnivore animal species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is seen during a press conference announcing the discovery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, August 15, 2013. The 2-pound (900 grams) mammal, the smallest member of the raccoon family, mainly eats fruit, insects and nectar, and can be found only in the cloud forests of the northern Andes Mountains in Ecuador and Columbia. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)