Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Science & Technology

Fosa: King Of The Madagascar Jungle

In the jungles of Madagascar roams an endemic beast known as the fosa. It has the frame of a small cougar and head of a mongoose, hunting any animal with a heartbeat, including lemurs.

Though the fosa rests atop the food chain in Madagascar, slash and burn agriculture threaten the future of this already dwindling population.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Luke Dollar, professor of biology at Pfeiffer University and fosa researcher with National Geographic, about this Malagasy carnivore.

Dollar will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh as part of the Extreme Mammals exhibit. 

Related Stories
More Stories