On the island of Madagascar, there are animals, which is not only in Africa itself but throughout the rest of the world. One of the rarest animals is the fossa is the only species of the genus Cryptoprocta and the largest predatory mammal that lives in Madagascar.

The appearance of the fossa is a bit unusual: it’s a cross between a civet and a small Puma.

Sometimes called the fossa and the Madagascar lion, as the ancestors of this animal were much larger and reached the size of a lion.

Fossa has a squat, massive and slightly elongated torso, the length of which can reach up to 80 cm (on average it is 65-70 cm). Paws of the fossa is long, but quite thick, with hind legs higher than the front. The tail is often equal to body length and reaches 65 cm!fossa