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‘Crowd-sourced’ science sheds new light on olinguito

Clip: 08/19/2014 | 5m 50s

In the year since the discovery of the olinguito — a small, furry, tree-dwelling member of the raccoon family, living in the forests of Colombia and Ecuador — the mammal has gone from being literally unknown to being surprisingly well-documented. Zoologist Kristofer Helgen of the Smithsonian Institution joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how the public has contributed to tracking the olinguito.

Aired: 08/19/14

Rating: NR

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