Habitat: tropical rainforests
Natural Diet: lemurs, small mammals and reptiles
Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
The fossa is only found in Madagascar. They are cat-like animals that are 2.5 - 3 feet long (excluding the tail) weighing 15 to 19 pounds. Their tails are usually as long as their bodies. Being carnivorous, their diets include wild animals such as lemurs, rodents and reptiles.
Conservation: The main factors responsible for their low numbers in the wild are habitat loss and fragmentation, hunting and the detrimental effects of feral carnivores.