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Fishing cat +

Prionailurus viverrinus

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland

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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


    Order predators, family cats


    Fishes, frogs, crustaceans, mollusca, birds, reptiles and mammals up to the size of boars


    Tropical and subtropical forests around lakes and lotic rivers, mangrove swamps


    Mating all year round; gestation time: about 72 days, 1–4 young; young stay with the mother for 1 year; maximum age: 17 years

    Status according to Red List/ distribution area

    Endangered (EN)

    Status according to Red List:Endangered (EN)

    IUCN web page