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Thanks to their thick body and short legs, fishing cats are skilled swimmers. They even have small webs. The strong tail probably serves as paddle once in water. They catch fish and other water animals with their front paws or they catch them whilst swimming or diving. Fishing cats are loners and normally night-active.
Status according to Red List: endangered
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order predators, family cats|
|Diet||Fishes, frogs, crustaceans, mollusca, birds, reptiles and mammals up to the size of boars|
|Habitat||Tropical and subtropical forests around lakes and lotic rivers, mangrove swamps|
|Reproduction||Mating all year round; gestation time: about 72 days, 1–4 young; young stay with the mother for 1 year|