Cambodia, Cats

Fishing Cats Found


fishing_cat_fishing_by_wild_lweekSeveral fishing cats, both male and female, were found among images collected at two locations in southwest Cambodia.

“This is a remarkable discovery as fishing cats are very vulnerable to human persecution,” researcher Ret Thaung said in a press release.”We are especially pleased to see both a male and female cat.”

The endangered cat is about twice the size of a house cat, with short legs and a long body. Its appearance leopard-like, spotted and stealthy. The species is mostly nocturnal and named for its preference for habitat near wetlands, rivers, streams, oxbow lakes and mangrove swamps.



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