Fossa is a relative of the mongoose, it is a unique type of animal in the forests of Madagascar, which an African island in the Indian ocean. It grows up to 6 feet long from nose to the tip of tail, and weighs around 26 pounds. The fossa is a slim and flexible bodied creature that looks somewhat like a cat and a mongoose. Unlike mongooses, much like felines, fossa have retractable claws and scary catlike teeth.
The coat of fossa is reddish brown and it has a dog-like muzzle. The fossa also has a long tail, that they use while hunting and going through the tree branches. It can use its tail like a tightrope walker’s pole and move fast through the trees. They move so fast that scientist have had problem in observation and research.
The fossa is a solitary animal in the Madagascar and it spends most of its time in the trees and on the ground.
Fossa is active at night and day as well, so they are quite an active animal. Female fossa gives birth to an annual litter of around two to four babies, and they become and adult when they reach 3 years of age.
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