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Two New Fluffy Marsupial Gliders Discovered In Australia

Somehow, Australia managed to get yet another adorable creature. Actually, 2 of them!

Up until last week, it was assumed that there was only one species of the great glider - a possum-sized marsupial. But, as the
Sydney Morning Herald reports, "there are actually three species of greater glider, not one," explaining that the marsupials are "squeezing into tree hollows during the day and at night soaring up to 100 metres through the air on the hunt for its favourite eucalyptus leaves." And yes, Australia did indeed just get cuter. 

story about two new species of greater gliders discovered in Australia thumbnail includes two pictures including a small fluffy greater glider and another of a greater glider sitting on a tree
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Actually no, but just as cute. This is baby olinguito is a newly discovered mammal that's part of the raccoon family and can be found in high elevations of South America. In May of this year, the International Institute for Species Exploration declared the olinguito one of the "Top 10 New Species of 2014."

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An international team of scientists have recently found an all new reason to squee with the discovery of a new species of Slow Loris in Borneo. Get the full story at Discovery News.

-Sally Squeeps

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