New Species of Mammal Discovered in Andes
2013 08 15
Red Ice Creations
For crytpozoologists and mysterious-animal researchers, the recent discovery of a new mammal gives support to the idea that just because we haven’t found a certain creature yet (ie, sasquatch or chupacabra), it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. As observed by Kris Helgen, curator of mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History:
"The discovery of the olinguito shows us that the world is not yet completely explored, its most basic secrets not yet revealed."
Smithsonian discovers new mammal species
By Doug Stanglin
[...]The olinguito, a small member of the raccoon family, lives in the treetops of the Andes Mountains.
"You have not seen an animal quite like this before," Helgen said.
The olinguito, or Bassaricyon neblina, is from the olingo family, a bushy-tailed tree-dwelling carnivore.
It features big eyes and orange-brown fur and weighs about 2 pounds. It is also a carnivore, but eats fruits such as figs as well as insects and plant nectar.
Helgen said his team discovered the animal living in the canopy of the tall trees in the mountains of Colombia and Ecuador.
He said the species "was completely overlooked by all zoologists until now."
Helgen said his team first saw the animal in the Andes in 2006 and have been constructing its family history ever since.
Read the full article at: usatoday.com
"Olinguito is a fruit-eating relative of the raccoon living in the Andes Mountains." Source: CBC.ca
Tune into Red Ice Radio:
Jeff Hilling - Hour 1 - The Patterson Bigfoot Film
Lloyd Pye - Hominoids
Bob Curran - Dark Fairies, Folklore, Spirits & Creatures
Bob Curran - Earth Lights, Modern Interpretations, Tomtar & Troll
Tim Binnall - Binnall on UFOlogy
Does the Loch Ness Monster Have a Split Personality? Nessie’s Strangest Identities
Move Over, Nessie: Underwater ’Monster’ Filmed in Ireland
What Is Going On With Bigfoot DNA?
$1 million prize for ‘safe’ capture of Bigfoot
Bigfoot DNA: The Proof is Out There?
New Sasquatch Footage from British Columbia
Three yeti ’sightings’ in Siberia in a week
Has the legendary chupacabra been found? Man shoots dead mysterious grey-skinned creature
REAL: DNA Tests Prove Six-Inch Creature is Humanoid
Evil Creatures: How some classic beasts came to be
Latest News from our Front Page
A Look at Theories About Elongated Skulls in Ancient Peru, Europe, Egypt
2014 07 31
Elongated skulls have been found in ancient burial grounds around the world. Many are the result of a practice of intentionally deforming the skull with binding applied during the early years of a child’s life. Some may be explained by natural deformity. Yet enough mystery is left in relation to some of the skulls for various theories to arise.
Could the ...
EU on high alert as Germany accepts Ebola patients
2014 07 30
A German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic.
A German hospital in Hamburg agreed to accept patients following a request from the World Health Organization (WHO), Deutsche ...
Bolivia declares Israel terrorist regime
2014 07 30
Bolivia has declared Israel a “terrorist state” and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.
The move "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," President Evo Morales said during talks with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba ...
Pagan Traditions: Mysteries of medieval graffiti in England’s churches
2014 07 30
Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England’s past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?
A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England.
Armed with just a torch and a ...
More Gigantic Holes Appear in Siberia’s ’End of the World’
2014 07 30
Is it the end of the world in Siberia’s ’End of the World’?
Scientists suspect not, but they’re still investigating the strange and alarming holes that are swallowing up the Siberian north.
This week two new holes have been discovered, and with similar characteristics as the first reported hole: a very deep shaft with smooth sides, debris surrounding the rim, and water ...
|More News » |