Facts

The olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)

  • Smallest member of the animal family that includes raccoons
  • Measures 14in in length (35cm), has a tail of 13-17in and weighs 2lb (900g)
  • Males and females of the Bassaricyon neblina species are similar in size
  • Eats fruit mainly, but also consumes insects and nectar
  • Solitary and nocturnal animals that spend their time in trees
  • Female olinguitos raise a single baby at a time
  • Found only in cloud forests of northern Andes in Ecuador and Colombia, at high elevations

Source: Smithsonian Institution
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/29/cute-pictures-baby-olinguito-found-in-colombia/