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.

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Fossa: A relative of the mongoose, the fossa is unique to the forests of Madagascar, an African island in the Indian Ocean. Growing up to 6 feet long from nose to tail tip, and weighing up to 26 pounds, the fossa is a slender-bodied catlike creature. It is the largest carnivore and top predator native to Madagascar. Like felines, the fossa has retractable claws and fearsome catlike teeth. Its coat is reddish brown and its muzzle resembles that of a dog. photo: Sandy Grimm

Fossa: A relative of the mongoose, the fossa is unique to the forests of Madagascar, an African island in the Indian Ocean. Growing up to 6 feet long from nose to tail tip, and weighing up to 26 pounds, the fossa is a slender-bodied catlike creature. It is the largest carnivore and top predator native to Madagascar. Like felines, the fossa has retractable claws and fearsome catlike teeth. Its coat is reddish brown and its muzzle resembles that of a dog. photo: Sandy Grimm

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.

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)

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.

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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)

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