Adopt Ikongo the Fossa

Adopt Ikongo the Fossa

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Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

Ikongo the fossa is a cheeky character and loves attention from his keepers and visitors.  He can often be seen at the front of his enclosure, especially when he sees or hears his keepers approaching with food!  His excitable nature makes him a real favourite with keepers and visitors alike.

Your Adoption Really Helps

By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.

What's included in your adoption?

Digital pack £25 
  • Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox 

  • Printed postal pack £35 
  • Fridge Magnet
  • Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery 

  • Fun Facts about Fossa

    The fossa's long tail is as long as its own body.

    Although a relative of the mongoose the fossa is more like a feline and has some fearsome catlike teeth with a muzzle that resembles a dog.

    Diet & habits

    A large carnivore and the top predator on its native island it will feed on lemurs, wild pigs, mice and any other creatures it can get its retractable claws on.

     

    Reaching adulthood at about three years old a female fossa gives birth each year to two to four young.  They are active day and night and happy both in the trees and on the ground. While hunting they use their long tails to manoeuvre amongst the tree branches and move so swiftly through the trees it's sometimes hard to see them.  

     

    Where they can be found in the wild

    The fossa can only be found on the African Island of Madagascar.

     

    How we're helping 

    These animals are not candidates for future rewilding.