So, here are the rules: To answer, follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with the hashtag #mysteryanimal. For example:
Hey @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: The winner is...@PSoum, who correctly identified this animal as a bush dog! The bush dog is native to Central and South America, though it's primarily found in Brazil, where it's known, oddly, as cachorro-vinagre, or "vinegar dog." It's a basal species of canid, quite primitive--it was originally found in the fossil record and thought to be extinct--and becoming more and more rare. Its closest relative is the awkward-looking maned wolf.
it's a marmoset
It's a Bush Dog
I give you an A+, sir!
Looks like a marten.
I almost didn't recognize you with your new non animated avatar (like the old one better), Well that was my first post, but I've been reading for over a year.
But I have to tell you what I did was use Google's new reverse image search feature where you can input an image and it will tell you what it is, just had to give it a try and it worked perfectly.
Here's the result, .ly/S141hp
Well can't post links, add "bit" before the link
<---- Agrees with anybodysguess' opinion on your avatar, Robot.
Also, I <3 U for disseminating the information about Google reverse image search. Revolutionized my online world.
It's a Bush dog ---> Confirmed.
hmmm...it looks like a bear but is about the same size of a pig...Bear-Man-Pig!!!! I won
Can I own one legally in the USA, just curious?
He is getting cuter every day I see this blog.
I so WANT ONE!