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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.

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ClassificationOrder predators, family cats
DietFishes, frogs, crustaceans, mollusca, birds, reptiles and mammals up to the size of boars
HabitatTropical and subtropical forests around lakes and lotic rivers, mangrove swamps
ReproductionMating all year round; gestation time: about 72 days, 1–4 young; young stay with the mother for 1 year

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Fischkatze