This adorable new species is half teddy bear, half raccoon

Technically, he's called an olinguito. But I'd just like to call him mine.

The olinguito
(Image credit: AP Photo/Mark Gurney)

After identifying hordes of previously undiscovered creepy-crawly critters that kind of frighten us, scientists have finally given us a new species we can cuddle (in theory). Meet the olinguito.

This new species of mammal belongs to the grouping of large, adorable creatures that are already household favorites — cats, dogs, and bears. And to think, all this time, we've been deprived of this cuddly little face.

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