Fossa Football

While on holiday in North Italy, during a visit to a zoo I caught on my mobile this fossa practicing world class nutmegs and dribbling skills. Fredrich the fossa, as he’s been named, is given a ball for excercise training and enrichment to keep him inquisitively active and healthy.

This carnivorous mammal closely related to the mongoose family, but quite resemblent of a cat, is native to Madagascar.  As the largest predator of the island they are capable of hunting all the indigenous mammals, including the well known lemurs.  Being able to catch prey in the trees and on the ground, while also hunting through all hours of the day make this a persistant and formidable hunter.