Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
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Species: Cryprocta ferox (Bennet, 1833) - Fossa
|Distribution & Status||Behavior & Ecology|
IUCN Status: Vulnerable (2015 assessment)
CITES Status: Appendix II
|Reproduction & Development||Species Highlights|
Age at Weaning
Typical Life Expectancy
© 2015-2018 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. IUCN Status updated Sep 2018.
How to cite: Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) Fact Sheet. c2015. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/fossa.
(note: replace YYYY Mmm dd with date accessed, e.g., 2015 Sep 10)
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We wish to thank Mandi Krebs for providing expert content review of this fact sheet.
Ms. Krebs began working with fossa in 2002 in preparation for opening the largest nocturnal exhibit in the world, Kingdoms of the Night at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. She created the first North American Regional Fossa Studbook in 2006 and is the AZA Fossa SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper.
She is currently the Interactive Animal Programs Manager at Omaha’s Zoo and still cares for the first fossa she ever met.