Posted by: atowhee | August 15, 2013


Somebody finally took a long and serious look at a small mammal that live and died in American zoos. Yet nobody had correctly identified its species. Until a zoologist looked at the skin in a drawer of the Smithsonian. Since then living species members have been tracked and observed in the wild in fog forests of Ecuador and nearby areas.
The small raccoon cousin is the “olinguito” by name.
Speaking of Ecuador, I am leading a birding trip to Ecuador in February, 2014. It’s being sponsored by Point Reyes Field Institute.

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