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fishing cat

Fishing cats are small cats native to south and southeast Asia. Their short, stout legs are built for swimming rather than running or climbing.

Zoo scientists are studying their reproductive biology and zoo management in a cooperative program with some zoos in Thailand.

In another project, Zoo scientists are studying their ecology in suburban habitats in Sri Lanka.

At the Zoo:

You can find two fishing cats on Asia Trail.