olinguitos

ON OLINGUITOS

Do you know what pisses me off? Olinguitos. Not the animals themselves. These raccoon-kin are too small and distant to do much to me. No, it’s the fact of them that gets me. They were “discovered” relatively recently, announced to the world by the American Smithsonian Institution, even though they’re virtually indistinguishable from a previously known creature, the olinguo. A lot of pomp,…

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