Outside Animals

Fossa Cryptoprocta ferox


The fossa is found in the forested areas of Madagascar.

Diet in the wild

Lemurs, lizards, tenrecs, birds and rodents

Diet at the Zoo

Rodents and meat

Fascinating Facts

  • Considered the top predator of Madagascar
  • Only Carnivore whose diet consists mostly of primates
  • Related to the mongoose family
  • Litters range from one to six pups, which are born blind and toothless
  • Looks cat-like, but is part of the Eupleridae family, not the Felidae (feline)
  • Can climb up and down trees head first with semi-retractable claws