It’s 2013. You’d think that mankind would have classified and catalogued every animal by now. But for the first time in more than three decades, scientists discovered a new mammal in the Americas. Native to Ecuador and Colombia, the cute, fluffy olinguito — technical name: Bassaricyon neblina — officially became the smallest member of the raccoon family when the Smithsonian announced the discovery in August. Previously, scientists thought this animal was part of a sister species known as the olingo, but extensive research showed that the cuddly creatures were in fact their very own species.