PBS NewsHour

Mistaken Identity for Elusive Olinguito, World's New Mammal

Clip: Season 2013 | 5m 33s

Misidentified for decades, this newly classified member of the raccoon family finally made its scientific debut. Jeffrey Brown discusses the surprising discovery with zoologist Kristofer Helgen of the Smithsonian Institution, who tracked the animal down to the cloud forests of Ecuador.

Aired: 08/16/13

Rating: NR

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