Fossa are CARNIVORES and especially adapted to hunt lemurs, but will eat any small to medium animals
Fossa are only found on the island of Madagascar, and live in remote, forested areas
This carnivore might look like a cat, but it’s actually more closely related to a mongoose!
Fossa are Madagascar's top predator
Fossas are the LARGEST carnivores in Madagascar. Secretive and cat-like, these predators are well equipped for chasing down lemurs in the forest.
Fossas can climb and jump exceptionally well. They have strong legs, an agile body and excellent balance.
They’re cathemeral, so they can be active any time during the day or night. The fossa has big eyes which let in more light, helping them to see better when hunting in the trees at night.