Smithsonian offers lecture on olinguito

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Posted: October 26, 2013

Byrd Newspapers

Smithsonian Institution scientist Kristopher Helgen has discovered dozens of living mammal species previously unknown to science by traveling to remote areas of the globe. He'll speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal during a free lecture that is the final talk in the Fall 2013 Community Lecture Series.

Star Traylor

FRONT ROYAL — Earlier this year, the Smithsonian Institution announced the discovery of a new species of mammal — the olinguito.

The smallest member of the raccoon family, the…

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