Fossa Pups Enjoying Warmer Weather

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The newest additions to the Henry Doorly Zoo's Madagascar exhibit are three young fossa pups.

A fossa (which is pronounced "foose-uh") looks like a cat but is actually a relative of the mongoose.

The three fossa pups, two girls and one boy, were born last June but did not come outside until a few weeks ago. Being from Madagascar they don't deal well with Nebraska winters.

"These guys are found only in Madagascar," says Christie Eddie, curator of small mammals at the zoo. "And they are one of the main predators in the country. And so they do feed on lemurs as well as other rodents and other small animals, birds they can find."

The fossa pups can be seen every day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.

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