The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. Since 2016, it is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Fishing cat populations are threatened by destruction of wetlands and have declined severely over the last decade. The fishing cat lives foremost in the vicinity of wetlands, along rivers, streams, oxbow lakes, in swamps, and mangroves.The fishing cat is the state animal of West Bengal.
Also known as
This breed is also called Felis Viverrina, Fishing, Fishing Cats, Handun Diviya, Kola Diviya, Prionailurus Viverrinus as well as Water Cat.
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