Watch This First: Olinguito!

by Jason Toon

Usually when a new animal is discovered, it's a horrifying parasitic worm, or some kind of living slime that only exists in geysers of boiling sulfur at the bottom of an ocean trench. We've found pretty much all the good animals. But then yesterday, along came the olinguito, a charming reddish raccoon cousin from South America, the first new carnivorous mammal discovered in the Americas in decades. And it's so adorable, if it wasn't real, Cute Overload would have had to invent it.

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.