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Chessington Zoo takes delivery of female Fossa

Chessington Zoo took delivery of an important new delivery this week - Sibe, the female Fossa.

She arrived from America to introduce a new blood line to Europe which is essential for the species to be able to breed and increase their population.

Due to deforestation and hunting in their natural homes in Madagascar they are currently listed as vulnerable. The Fossa is a naturally solitary creature, only coming together to mate. Sibe is 3-years-old and will be mixed with Chessington's resident male Fossa.



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