Blog by MBP Volunteer, Danielle On 8th June, the field team, led by Ed Louis emerged from the forest of Sangasanga with a young female fossa. The fossa had been successfully caught after weeks of preparation to enable a radio collar to be fitted. On closer inspection, the team found that the animal had a thin rope digging into the skin around her neck, which had caused an open and infected wound. It is … Read More
After some time tracking, the MBP’s graduate student, Malalatiana, and the MBP carnivore team trapped their first fossa. They secured a female which was named “Scar” and a male named “Jack the Ripper”. They appear to be a young adults. Malalataina and the team were able to get ATS collar on them and finished with all their work before the fossa woke up. Scar and Jack recovered quickly. Fortunately, the team was ready with … Read More
If you are coming to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, I highly recommend visiting the Madagascar Exhibit in the morning. We recently went down there to see the baby fossas and their mother. They were so playful and energetic. We were able to catch some of their climbing and acrobatic moves on video. Enjoy!