January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Fossa, a mammal related to the mongoose. It lives in the forested areas of the island of Madagascar. Resembling a small cougar, the fossa typically has thick, short, reddish-brown fur. The length of the fossa, excluding its tail, is generally 24 to 31 inches (61 to 77 cm); its tail is of similar length. Its shoulder height is approximately 15 inches (37 cm).


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