Fossa Order Carnivora

Family Eupleridae

Scientific Name

Cryptoprocta ferox

Thumbnail Description

It remains active during both the day and the night

Size and Weight

Head-and-body length 70–80 cm (28–31 in); tail is 65–70 cm (26–28 in)

Weight (male) 6.2–8.6 kg or 14–19 lb (female) 5.5–6.8 kg or 12–15 lb

Physical Features

It has a slender body and muscular limbs and a tail nearly as long as the rest of the body

Habitat

Dry deciduous forests, the eastern rainforests, and the southern spiny forests

Distribution

Madagascar

Diet

Lemurs and rodents

Reproduction

1 – 6

Population

2,500

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

20 years

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Active all day

Conservation Status

Vulnerable