Fossa white Botticino marble premium coaster (4" x 4") or trivet (6" x 6"). Cork backing to protect your counters. Each piece is made to order and will vary slightly in color and texture of stone. Gift box included. Do not put in the dishwasher or leave sitting in water to protect the cork backing. Clean using a damp cloth. Decorated in the USA.
Original artwork © 2008 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Bronx Zoo.
The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is the largest carnivorous mammal on the island of Madagascar. They can reach nearly six feet in length (including their long tails!) They look like a cross between a cat, a dog and a mongoose but belong to their own family: the Eupleridae. Often overshadowed by the widespread interest in Madagascar's lemurs, like much of Madagascar’s biodiversity, fossas are faced with extinction. Learn more about this fascinating, enigmatic species in the article "Saving Madagascar’s Largest Carnivorous Mammal: the Fossa" focusing on the research of Mia-Lana Lührs at: https://news.mongabay.com/2011/02/saving-madagascars-largest-carnivorous-mammal-the-fossa/
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