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The fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox), Madagascar's largest carnivore. Distant cousin of the mongoose; evidence that it cooperatively hunted the island's now extinct giant lemurs.

An adult male fossa (Crytoprocta ferox) prowls on the deciduous forest floor of the Kirindy Forest, western Madagascar

"Fossa."       Google search:  "The Fossa (Scientific name: Cryptoprocta ferox) is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the Mongoose family. Wikipedia."

The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is Madagascar’s top predator.is related to the Mongoose

"An outstanding climber, the fosa is equally at home in the trees and on the ground. Lemurs are their main prey though they will feed on all manner of other animals." Madagascar Wildlife; www.bradtguides.com

Fossa snarling -Fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the mongoose family (Herpestidae).

Fossa - The fossa is 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 von Regina Johannsen

Fossa - The fossa is 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 von Regina Johannsen

Fossa by Johannes Wapelhorst on 500px. The fossa is 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, per Wikipedia

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.

The fossa is a carniverous mammal of the mongoose family native to Madagascar.

The Fossa Is Your New Favorite Animal

The Fossa is a carniverous mammal of the mongoose family native to Madagascar. This photo shows how huge this species of mongoose is.

sdzoo:  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)

sdzoo: “ 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 This animal is one of the largest predators of the world among all the animals but the only habitat of this animal is the island of Madagascar. Today it is listed among the vulnerable animals but they are also critically endangered among all the species. The Fossa looks a lot like the cougar but sometimes people also mistake them for big cats since it has got so many cats like features but they are not cat at all.

The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar.

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)

Fosa - 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 from Madagascar. Until recently scientists thought the fossa, with its feline features, was a primitive kind of cat. It’s actually one of the largest members of the mongoose family.

The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the mongoose family.

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.bradtguides.com

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.

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Fossa: a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar. The Fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar.

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