Adorable ‘Mystery Creature’ in China (Picture Gallery)

Bizarre, Cute, Fun Pic, Funny, Strange News — By Dave on 2011/09/24 4:58 AM
Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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A cute mysterious critter is baffling zookeepers in China. Keepers from the Wenling Zoo have not been able to identify the unusual-looking creature and now believe they may have stumbled across a new type of monkey or possum.

Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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The zoo said the animal was handed in to them by an anonymous man. It measures about 25cm in length and likes to eat grass.

Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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Wenling Zoo manager Wang Gang told news website SINA zoologists had not been able to identify the creature.

“I have consulted animal experts from Hanghou, Shanghai and Wenzhou, but right now no one is able to tell me what this little creature is called, ” Mr Wang said.

Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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Keepers have said they will continue to monitor the animal’s development in the hope that it may grow into something more recognisable.

Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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Everyone likes a good mystery, but it looks like this fella is an adorable baby marsupial, a common spotted cuscus to be precise.

Common Spotted Cuscus in Wenling Zoo, China

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  • guest

    Looks a bit like a Musang Luwak. Maybe its a mix of two species?

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