The bromance of the fossas

By Sarah Zielinski, 08:18 AM October 28, 2013

Excepting lions and hyenas, most hypercarnivores — critters whose diets are more than 70 percent meat — are solitary creatures. And if you check Wikipedia, fossas from Madagascar are no different. But these large mongooses, which look like a cross between a cat and a dachshund, aren’t quite that simple, finds a study published in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Some male fossas spend life with a brother or friend.

Mia Lana Lührs and Peter M. Kappeler of Georg-August-University in Göttin...

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