What is a Fousa?
Fossa picture by Julie Larsen Maher / WCS
The fossa is a carnivore that is related to a mongoose and looks like a cross between a puma and a dog. Fossas that hunt almost any animal including insects, reptiles, rodents and lemurs. They also prey on chickens in and around Malagasy villages and are hunted by local people as vermin.
Fossa are active both in trees and on the ground and are excellent climbers using their long tail for balance and retractable claws for climbing straight up and down tree trunks.
fusa / fussa
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