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Track the Fossa
by Karen Hartley

You have been recruited to join a scientific team in the thick jungles of Madagascar, which are filled with creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Your mission: Find and track one of the deadliest carnivores on the planet—the fossa (pronounced "FOO-sa").

You and your team members have accomplished the first part of your mission: Using your dart gun, you've shot and sedated a fossa. After measuring its weight and other body particulars, you outfit it with a radio collar transmitter. You want to find out more about how the fossa hunts and breeds. But to do that, you must track its movements through the dense jungle.

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