So, here are the rules: follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with the hashtag #mysteryanimal. For example:
@PopSci is the #mysteryanimal a baboon?
And then I might say "if you think that's a baboon, perhaps you are the baboon!" But probably not, because this is a positive environment and all guesses are welcome and also this is not a very common animal so guess whatever you want!
The first person to get it right wins! We'll retweet the answer from @PopSci, and also update this post so your amazing animal knowledge will be permanently etched onto the internet. Show your kids! Your dumb kids who thought that was a baboon!
Update: And the winner is...@lmikinberg, who correctly guessed that this is a spotted linsang. The linsangs are southeast Asian viverrids--they're related to the civets and genets, but not to cats. They did, however, evolve in similar ways, so they often look distinctly cat-like. Look at the paws on the guy above!
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