This week researchers with the Smithsonian Institute unveiled a newly discovered animal that has shocked the world. The new animal, called the olinguito, was discovered by a research crew and it is quite a big accomplishment. This was the first new mammal discovered in many years and it is one of the largest animals to be discovered in quite a while as well, as a result the Smithsonian Institute is incredibly proud of the discovery.
The new animal was discovered in the jungles of Columbia and Ecuador during a mission that was created specifically in hopes of finding something like it. The olinguito is part of the olingo family and researchers had believed that there was something missing, upon discovering the olinguito they officially got their answer. Overall this is great news because it is a major discovery for the biological world. There are so many unanswered questions in the world and research such as this is constantly going on in order to determine exactly how things have progressed, evolved, and changed in the past. Researchers are incredibly happy to show the world the newly discovered olinguito and it has definitely been getting some serious press coverage ever since it was discovered.