The fossa is the top predator in Madagascar. The modern mongoose and the fossa evolved from the same ancestor, which arrived on the island about 21 million years ago. (photo by Paul Manaig)

The fossa is the top predator in Madagascar. The modern mongoose and the fossa evolved from the same ancestor, which arrived on the island about 21 million years ago. (photo by Paul Manaig)

Fossa, now officially on the red list of endangered animals.  One of the funnest and most unique animal I ever worked with. Miss working with them sooo much.

Fossa, now officially on the red list of endangered animals. One of the funnest and most unique animal I ever worked with. Miss working with them sooo much.

The Fossa is the largest mamalian carnivore on Madagascar compared in size to a small cougar, they hunt medium sized animals such as fish,birds,rodents, & small lemurs. The fossa were once widespread on Madagascar, now they can be found in small numbers in the countries’ last remaining forests. Their opulation is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN due to their population decline over the last 20 years.

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The Fossa is the largest mamalian carnivore on Madagascar compared in size to a small cougar, they hunt medium sized animals such as fish,birds,rodents, & small lemurs. The fossa were once widespread on Madagascar, now they can be found in small numbers in the countries’ last remaining forests. Their opulation is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN due to their population decline over the last 20 years.

Young fossa this is so cute I don't even know what to do. I've never even heard of a fossa without a Mu in front of it.

Young fossa this is so cute I don't even know what to do. I've never even heard of a fossa without a Mu in front of it.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo - The newest additions are the Fossa pups born at this zoo 6/17/14.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo - The newest additions are the Fossa pups born at this zoo 6/17/14.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo - The newest additions are the Fossa pups born at this zoo 6/17/14.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo - The newest additions are the Fossa pups born at this zoo 6/17/14.

WEIRD ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: The Fossa may look like a big cat, but it's really a member of the mongoose family. The Fossa is only found in Madagascar and it's the largest predator on that island.

WEIRD ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: The Fossa may look like a big cat, but it's really a member of the mongoose family. The Fossa is only found in Madagascar and it's the largest predator on that island.

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