Monday, June 29, 2015


The fossa (Cryptoprocta Ferox) is a cat-like carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is actually more related to the mongoose instead of a feline. It is now an endangered species as of 2011 of up to 2,500 individuals left in the wild. The fossa is the largest carnivore of Madagascar and are the major predator of lemurs. I've 1st heard about the fossa from the DreamWorks film, Madagascar. They resemble that of a cat as well as some other animals such as rats, dogs, hyenas, mongooses, monkeys, and other animals. The fossa, along with the aye-aye, have very long body parts including the tail and finger, and have bigger relatives of their own, which are now extinct. The island of Madagascar is now in deep trouble because the island is losing its species' habitat and its species are going extinct. 85% of Madagascar's forests have been destroyed by Indonesian settlers. There are over 20,000,000 people living in Madagascar and were originally from Indonesia 2,000 years ago. This is a fossa from a zoo in England. It was 1st described in 1833 by an English zoologist named Edward Turner Bennett.

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