The Week in Animal News: New Carnivorous Mammal, Celebrity Goose and More (Slideshow)


Photo: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

CuteOverload it's not. This fellow is a newly identified cat-sized species called Durrell's vontsira, found in the wetlands of Madagascar.

This image is just one amazing shot in our roundup of the week in animal photos: We've also got news on a goose that, thanks to persistence, now has its own music video; a female humpback whale who travels 6,125 miles for a mate; and a human-led migration of whooping cranes.

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