'Cutest new animal' discovered: It's an olinguito! (Photo: Mark Gurney) What do you get when you cross a teddy bear and a house cat? The first new mammalian carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years, revealed by the Smithsonian today.
What Big Paws You HaveCredit: Captain Budd Christman, NOAA CorpsA researcher examines the paws of a sedated polar bear in this 1982 photograph taken in Alaska. Polar bears' giant paw pads help them keep traction on ice and snow.