Fishing Cat: The Soul of the Wetlands

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A Kolkata based Conservationist has conducted a study on the Fishing Cat, one of the many – smaller cats found in Asia and South-East Asia and among the few that live in wetlands. 

What is a Fishing Cat?

The Fishing Cat(Prionailurus viverrinus) is a medium-sized cat. It is one of the 15 species of the cat family, Felidae found in India. 

Habitat: They are found in low-elevation regions along the major river basins of South and South-East Asia including the Indus in Pakistan, Ganga-Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Godavari and Krishna in India and Irrawaddy which primarily stretches across Myanmar with a tiny portion in India and China.

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Source: The post is based on the article “Fishing Cat: The Soul of the Wetlands” for academic institutions” published in Livemint on 7th May 2022

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