Fossa: a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the mongoose family. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar.
Fossa: "This slinky cross between a cat and a weasel is Madagascar's hunter par excellence. All teeth and attitude at the front end, it is a lemur's worst nightmare." 100 Animals To See Before They Die www.