The world's newest species, the olinguito, is the smallest member of the raccoon family and has thick, woolly fur, according to the Smithsonian Institute.
Here are some more facts about the olinguito:
Diet: The animal mainly eats fruit, but may also eat some insects and nectar.
Behaviour: Olinguitos are solitary animals that live in trees and are mostly nocturnal. It is an adept jumper that can leap from tree to tree in the forest canopy. Mothers raise a single baby at a time.
Habitat: It is found only in cloud forests of the northern Andes Mountains.
Range: They live in Ecuador and Colombia around 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level.
The newly-named olinguito has become the first New World carnivore to be identified in 35 years.
For more than a century the olinguito, also known as Bassaricyon neblina, was mistaken for its larger close cousin the olingo.
But following a 10 year research project examining the skull, teeth and skin of museum specimens and tracking the animals in the wild, scientists at the Smithsonian Institute confirmed it is a different species.
Spanish police have arrested a Panamanian woman who landed in Barcelona from Colombia with cocaine stuffed inside her breast implants.
The woman was taken to the police at the airport after her vague answers to questions about the reasons for her trip from Bogota raised suspicion at the border control, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
When border police discovered fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on the woman's chest, she was taken to a nearby hospital to check her claim that she had recently undergone breast implant surgery.
The implants were found to carry 1.38 kg of cocaine.