Several 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.