Good news for an endangered species: a fossa cub was born at Frankfurt Zoo. There are only a few thousand animals left in their homeland.
Frankfurt – Sweet offspring at the Frankfurt Zoo: There is a new fossa young animal! Mother Sissi gave birth to the female cub two months ago – now the sweet baby predator can be seen more and more often in the Frankfurt cat jungle, as the zoo writes on Facebook.
However, the little one has hardly left her mother’s side so far. “It will stay that way for a little longer: it will be another year or a year and a half before the little one is independent,” writes the zoo Frankfurt.
Fossa offspring at Frankfurt Zoo: endangered predators
It is the third fossa offspring at Frankfurt Zoo in recent years. Most recently, Sissi gave birth to four Fossa babies in 2020, before that there was a male cub in the family in 2018. The family consists mainly of the mother and her children – Fossa’s father Bohara stays out of the upbringing. In the past, he was separated from the rest of the family at births.
Although Fossas look like cats, they are not actually related to domestic cats. They belong to the Madagascar carnivore family and are the island’s largest predator. The offspring at Frankfurt Zoo is good news for art. They are on the Red List of Threatened Species and are therefore threatened with extinction. It is estimated that there are only a few thousand animals left in the wild. (fr)
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