Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge, Pichincha Province, Ecuador - 9 november 2019
It is not very often a new species of mammal is found out there. But as late as 2013 the discovery of the Olinguito made it all the way to the front pages. For the first time in 35 years a new species of Carnivora was described in the Americas. It had lived undetected for all those years in the Andean cloud forests, active at night mostly high up in the canopies. As we were in Ecuador that same year, we made an attempt to see it then, but failed. This time we were not so unfortunate.