1206 Views Share:
Favorite Images of Fossas
Animals list created by kathy
A list of my favorite images of fossas.
The fossa (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 (Herpestidae).
The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar.
Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5 and 8.6 kg (12 and 19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semiretractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree.
The species is widespread, although population densities are usually low. It is found solely in forested habitat and actively hunts both by day and night.
Over 50% of its diet consists of lemurs, the endemic primates found on the island; tenrecs, rodents, lizards, birds and other animals are also documented as prey.
Life expectancy in captivity is 20 years. The fossa is listed as "Vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It is generally feared by the Malagasy people and is often protected by their fady (taboo). The greatest threat to the species is habitat destruction.
13 votesAnimals - F (11 lists)
list by kathy
Published 6 years, 2 months ago
People who voted for this also voted for
My favourite Computer-Animated Movies
My favorite movies based on books part 2
Anautix' favourite Russian Films
Movies set in Ancient Times
My favorite movies based on books part 3
Movies set in the 19th century
Movies set in the 1930s
Viva Mexico !
Anautix' favourite Historical Movies
Elephants never forget!
Umbrella in Movies Scenes
Movies set in the 1970s
Movies set in the 16th-17th century
Stan Laurel And Oliver Hardy's Talking Shorts_1
More lists from kathy
Favorite Images of Camels & Dromedaries
Favorite Images of Cheetahs #1
Favorite Images of Koalas
Favorite Images of Lizards #2
Favorite Images of Robins #1
Favorite Images of Okapis
Favorite Images of Cuscuses