Category: Fossa


Fossa is a cat-like creature that closely related to the mongoose family. They can be found only in the tropical rainforests of the Madagascar. Fossa is the largest predator on the island and it does not have natural enemies, but due to extreme deforestation (90% of the forest is already destroyed) it is listed as an endangered species. Less than 2500 animals are  left in the wild.

The fossa is a creature which is closely related to the mongoose and is found only in the forests of the African island of Madagascar. They can grow up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long and can weigh up to 26 pounds (12 kg). It has a very slender, almost cat-like body which makes people very surprised to learn that it is actually related to the mongoose and civets but not the cat.

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