We spent the last nights of our adventure here in Madagascar looking for some really neat nocturnal animals! (And for those who asked- we are working on a glossary.) We found the first of our discoveries on the forest floor looking for eats. This strange animal is so cool! We could hardly contain our excitement when we spotted it!
Location: Madagascar forest
Malagasy Civet Fun Facts:
- Malagasy civets are shy animals.
- They can be territorial. They scent mark their territories.
- Malagasy civets are very vocal. They make a series of noises including grunts.
- They spend their days asleep in trees and crevices.
- They are related to mongooses and fossa.
- Malagasy civets are the second largest natural predator on Madagascar- the fossa is the largest.
We love these unusual little animals. They remind of us a raccoon and a fox put together! What do you think?