Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a mini-raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now.

Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. The reddish-brown animal is about 2 feet long with a long tail and weighs about 2 pounds.

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