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Fossa - carnivorous mammal by Lunapic Fossa - carnivorous mammal by Lunapic
The fossa lives in the forests and woodland savannah of Madagascar, from coastal lowlands to mountainous areas of 2,000 meters. It is mainly nocturnal, often sheltering in caves during the day.

The fossa mainly eats small mammals and birds, but will also take reptiles, frogs and insects. It is an excellent climber, and when hunting lemurs will chase them through the trees.

The fossa is a solitary animal, apart from during the mating season. The young are born in January or February, and are independent by 4 6 months old.

The fossa is a powerful predator, but it has an exaggerated reputation of savagery and destructiveness. It will normally flee at the sight of a human, though may be dangerous if wounded. It is unpopular in some areas of Madagascar as it tends to prey on chickens.
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KaylaBrooks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
That's A Great Photo! <3

I'm just pointing out that Fossa are active during the day and night. :3
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it is more closely related to Raccoons, Hyenas, Civets and Mongooses.
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Lunapic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks, have amended title & added some more info.
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EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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