Mongoose, Meerkat, & Fossa (Herpestidae/Eupleridae) Care Manual

Cryptoprocta ferox

Experimental evidence for olfactory predator recognition in wild mouse lemurs

Abstract Although primates have remarkable olfactory capabilities, their ability for olfactory predator recognition is still understudied. We investigated this cognitive ability in wild gray and golden-brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis) that were confronted with four different olfactory stimuli, derived from two Malagasy predators (fossa and barn owl) and two local nonpredator species […]

A therapeutic environmental enrichment programme for managing pathological behaviour in the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

This study is based on an adult male fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) that arrived at Garda Zoological Park (Italy) exhibiting stereotyped and self-injuring behaviours and follows its subsequent rehabilitation through a long-term environmental enrichment programme. Data were collected over a period of six months. Continuous focal animal sampling was used to collect behavioural data during 90-minute […]