The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is a slender-bodied catlike creature with little resemblance to its mongoose cousins. It is unique to the forests of Madagascar
It is known to feed on lemurs and most other creatures it can get its claws on, from wild pigs to mice. Unlike mongooses, and more like felines, the fossa has retractable claws and fearsome catlike teeth. Its coat is reddish brown and its muzzle resembles that of a dog.
The fossa is also equipped with a long tail that comes in handy while hunting and manoeuvring amongst the tree branches.
The elusive fossa is a solitary animal and spends its time both in the trees and on the ground. It is active at night and also during the day.