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Olinguito and Truman… Separated at Birth

I think we have found Truman’s carnivorous twin.  People claim that the olinguito, the new species revealed by the Smithsonian today, looks like a teddy bear.  But I say that they look like TRUMAN HARPER FORD!

Check out the picture in that link above (sorry, it’s an AP image, so I can’t embed it) and then look at my sweet Truman Harper below.

Truman Harper Ford Blog

Okay, so Truman may be a touch smaller and have a different nose. But other than the fact that Truman lives in my living room and the olinguito lives in the cloud forests of Ecuador? TWINS!

I bet if we could get an olinguito as a pet, they would be best friends.  And we’d make a Disney movie about them, a feel-good romp through South America.  Just a olinguito and his nearly identical cavy friend, traversing the cloud forest, singing songs about being almost-twins.  Sign up Randy Newman.  Get Pixar on the phone.  Oh yes, this is ON.


1 Tiara { 08.15.13 at 1:28 pm }

Love it!

2 a { 08.15.13 at 3:19 pm }

I’m thinking if the olinguito is carnivorous…maybe you don’t want to get him together with Truman? Because Truman could become lunch…

3 Sara { 08.15.13 at 7:48 pm }

I was thinking the same thing as a. Truman looks far too tasty to hang out with an olinguito!

4 Emily Fenicle { 08.15.13 at 10:29 pm }

I must say I stumbled on your blog and had never heard of an olinguito! Love your posts.

5 KeAnne { 08.16.13 at 6:46 pm }

Soo cute! I’m very proud that one of the researchers works for my employer NC State 🙂

6 Aerotropolitan Comitissa { 08.17.13 at 9:48 am }

I’ve just spent all day talking about South America for reasons I won’t go into (preschoolers) and I didn’t know this. I wish I had known this. Luckily, tomorrow is another day, which will probably also be full of talk about South America. I wonder if anacondas would like eating these guys? (I’d better google that – it will come up.)

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