The Fossas (also called "Foosas") are medium-sized cat-like creatures and rarely speak, instead usually growling and yelping. Only one of the fossas said "Who? Me?"
They are shown to terrorize the lemurs and attempt to eat them. According to Julien, "they're always annoying us by trespassing, interrupting our parties, and ripping our limbs off." When they do speak, they put "fossa" in front of every word: ex. "Fossa hungry, fossa eat." They are terrified of Alex due to him being a lion and being much more physically powerful and intimidating. In the end, thanks to a setup performed by his friends and the penguins, Alex made sure that the fossas never bothered the lemurs ever again.
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Throughout Madagascar, they are shown to terrorize the lemurs and attempt to eat them. According to Julien, "They're always annoying us [the lemurs] by trespassing, interrupting our parties, and ripping our limbs off." The fossa are fearful of Alex, and run away when they suspect an attack from him, as well as allow him to take their prey. The fossa are defeated by Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, and the penguins and driven into their territory.
In a "The Penguins of Madagascar" episode, "The Terror of Madagascar," a baby Fossa (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) was shipped to the Central Park Zoo as part of a zoo-to-zoo tour. Throughout the episode, the baby fossa kept biting King Julien. Because of this, he thought that the fossa was trying to eat him. Kowalski told him that this was the fossa's way of showing love towards Julien, since he thought of him as his father. But, Julien realized in horror this too late, because in order to get rid of the fossa, he shipped in an evil Spanish boa constrictor named Savio to devour him. In order to keep the fossa safe, Julien wanted Savio to eat him instead, but the fossa attacked Savio to protect Julien, much to the penguins' disappointment.
The Fossa are recurring characters in All Hail King Julien. During his reign, King Julien's uncle King Julien XII had kept the lemur kingdom quiet in order to keep the Fossa from attacking them. His uncle gives Julien the crown after learning that the king of the lemurs will be eaten by the Fossa. But Julien got bitten on the butt, while saving the lemurs and his scream sent boulders falling down and the Fossa run away. Throughout the first movie and the two TV series, there have been male Fossa. In the fifth episode of All Hail King Julien there is a Fossa girl who flirts with Julien and Maurice in a Fossa suit. She is seen in the end cuddling the suit with Julien's uncle in it who is being punished and sparred by Julien, for sending his nephew to the territory and trying to reclaim the throne. Julien is, at one point, able to tame a Fossa girl named Mary Anne who later becomes a partial leader of the Fossa.
All Hail King Julien
- In real life Fossas are actually related to mongooses.
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