The fishing cat is small wild cat that lives in southern Asia wetlands near streams, marshes and rivers. They are agile and excellent swimmers, and can even swim under water.
Male fishing cats weigh approximately 25 lbs., with the females weighing around 15 lbs. As for their physical appearance, they have a stocky body and short legs. Their fur is olive-gray with black stripes and spots. In addition to eating fish, the cat’s diet also includes small mammals, birds and reptiles.
The fishing cat is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The cat’s declining population is due to habitat loss. Find out about groups involved in fishing cat conservation here.