10 facts about Fishing Cat

Fishing cats are basically wild cats that are mostly noticed in South Asia including India, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh, etc.

Fishing cats are double in size and weight and look heavy and muscular compared to a common house cat. An adult-sized cat can weighs 5 to 16 kg. 

A fishing cat is a mind-blowing swimmer as the name describes itself. It can hunt easily underwater and dive like a pro to catch a fish. 

Like other cats, fishing cats got dark streaks and lines on the body covered with dark brown or dark grey color. 

The fishing cat is considered a solitary animal and male gets attracted mostly to a solitary female and manages their territory well. 

The mating season starts from January remains for 1 or 2 months. The gestation period of a fishing cat stays 65-70 days and a female can produce 2 or 3 kittens that become adults in 11 months. 

The fishing cat may look cute but they are highly aggressive and not pet material. 

The fishing cat is highly endangered on extinction and added to IUCN Red List. 

Fishing cats are also a victim, they are hunted by people for making things and medicines. 

Many captive breeding programmers related to fishing cats have been developing in many countries.         

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