From the AP: A catlike creature photographed by camera traps on Borneo Island is likely to be a new species of carnivore, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday.
If confirmed, the animal — which has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail — would be first new carnivore species discovered on the island since 1895, when the Borneo ferret-badger was found, the fund said.
"We have consulted several Bornean wildlife experts. Some thought it looked like a lemur, but most were convinced it was a new species of carnivore," Wulffraat said. "Until we have a live specimen in our hands, we can't be 100 percent sure. Now, I'm only 90 percent sure."
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