You might remember fossas from the film Madagascar, which is also the name of the island they are native to, but today you can see them in Omaha, Nebraska. The Henry Doorly Zoo has just introduced two fossa cubs to visitors.
Fossa are carnivores and they primarily eat lemurs. The are part of the mongoose family and can weigh up to 30 lbs. when fully grown.
For more information, visit Omaha.com, and for a video of the fossas, visit KETV.com.
Madagascar is known for its unique animals, one of which is the carnivorous fossa. The fossa is related to the mongoose and weighs about 20 lbs. Fossas have tails just as long as their bodies, about 2 and a half feet, which help them balance while climbing trees. Despite this relatively small size, the fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island.
The fossa that has recently joined the Denver Zoo comes from the San Diego Zoo. He is four years old and named Dorian.
Read more about Dorian and see additional photos at KDVR.com.
Visit the Denver Zoo’s website for more information: www.denverzoo.com.