Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer Helgen, curator of mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, stands in front of a table with specimens from the raccoon family as he talks about the discovery of the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), which is the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, during a news conference in Washington. The two-pound olinguito is native to forests of Colombia and Ecuador. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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