This little guy is a new species of elephant shrew (Rhynochocyon udzungwensis) recently discovered in the mountains of Tanzania. Not actually a shrew (though they superficially resemble one another), it is more closely related to a group of African mammals that include aardvarks and elephants. About the size of a small cat, it uses its long snout to hunt for insects.
I always find it exciting when scientists stumble across new species, especially mammals. It’s like meeting a new cousin. The only thing cooler would be a crypotzoological find — bring me a chupacabra, science! (via the BBC.)