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Olinguito: Interview with Co-discoverer Roland Kays

Roland Kays sat down for a short interview to tell us about the 10-year project led by Kris Helgen to scientifically document the olinguito.

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Roland Kays, PhD: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; North Carolina State University

Scientists Discuss the Olinguito Discovery

Biodiversity Lab Director Dr. Roland Kays participates in discussion about olinguito discovery.

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Dr. Roland Kays in Google Hangout about the Olinguito

Olinguito Discovery Press Conference

Dr. Roland Kays presents a new species of mammal called the olinguito. The olinguito (oh-lin-GHEE-toe) looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear. It is actually the latest scientifically documented member of the family Procyonidae, which it shares with raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. (Olinguito means “little olingo.”) More information about the olinguito here.

[Broadcast August 15, 2013]

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Dr. Roland Kays at Olinguito Press Conference
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