Nightly News   |  August 15, 2013

Newly discovered mammal has teddy bear face

For the first time in 35 years a new carnivorous mammal species was discovered in the Americas. Meet the olinguito. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> how often do we say this? there's a new species of mammal to tell you about. it was just announced by the smithsonian, the first new mammal discovered in 35 years in north america it's called an olenguido, looks like a cross between a raccoon and a cat with kind of a teddy bear face i suppose. one had been actually living in the national zoo in washington for a year, but nobody realized what it was. this little creature is being called adorable and cute by some. all we can say is decide for