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Fishing Cat
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Felis viverrinus
Family Name:
Felidae
Location:
India to S.E. Asia. Along lakes, riverbanks, creeks ,swamps and marshes.
Size:
30-34in. (75-86cm )
Weight:
18-31 lb ( 8-14kg )
Social Unit:
Solitary
Gestation:
63days
Birth:
1 - 4
Diet:
fish, amphibians, reptiles, arthropods
 
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Fishing Cat

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Fishing Cat Description
  Like a civet in proportions with a long, stocky body and relatively short legs, The Fishing Cat is a semiaquatic hunter of fish, frogs, snakes, water insects, crabs, crayfish, and shellfish. However, its adaptations to water are largely behavioral, as its toes are only slightly webbed, and its teeth are not suitable for grasping slippery prey. It scoops prey from the water with its paws, often diving, and sometimes it suddenly surfaces under a water bird.
The Fishing Cat's coat is grizzled olive-gray with dark brown spots running along its body.
Drainage of wetlands for agriculture is adversely affecting this species, which is dependent on water-edge habitats.
 
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