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Fishing cat News Archive

An adult female fishing cat named Elektra nursing her two kittens in a den covered with soft hay at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in 2012.
Apr. 01, 2019
Fishing cats are vulnerable in the wild across South and Southeast Asia, and sightings by scientists are few and far between. Not many of these small spotted cats live in zoos either, which could...
Red Panda
Jun. 30, 2017
Training sloth bears, making an otter puzzle feeder and researching red pandas by studying their poop is all in a day's work for an Asia Trail keeper. 
Aug. 16, 2013
Our fishing cat kitten, Wasabi, and his mom, Electra, are now on exhibit daily at Asia Trail's fishing cat exhibit. Lek (Wasabi's dad), is on exhibit in the second yard.
Jun. 13, 2013
Our fishing cat kitten, born May 17, is growing fast! The kitten and its mother Electra are bonding in an off-exhibit area. Keepers have been monitoring the pair closely.