Albuquerque zoo gets new animals

Albuquerque BioPark signs

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque BioPark has two new additions.

One of them is a fossa, from Madagascar. The 14-year-old named Mac comes to Albuquerque from the Cincinnati zoo.

Fossa’s are top predators, that appear cat-like but are actually related to the mongoose. They have retractable claws and teeth with a muzzle resembling a dog.

The zoo is also welcoming a 4-year-old Tayra named Nessie. They are related to otters and weasels and are expert climbers and quick runners. Tayras are native to South America.

Both new animals are on display in the carnivore section.

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