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Fossa’s are related to the mongoose! 

They have round ears, very large eyes, and long whiskers!

​Scientists don’t know very much about them because they’re almost never seen!

Fossa’s are mammals just like humans!


They are known for their long tail, which makes up half of their body length!

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Photo Credit:

“A Fossa” by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA.

“Fossa Portrait” by Nathan Rupert is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.

Animal Facts Encyclopedia (n.d.) Fossa by a stream, Retrieved from 

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Fossa’s come from Madagascar!

They can be found in Madagascar’s forest region ecosystems!

They are sometimes also seen in the highlands but its very rare!

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Photo Credit:

“Location of XY” by TUBS is licensed under CC BY-SA

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