Angel and Neptune Taken at Whf, Wednesday 31st Ocotober
Fishing cats have grey coats with black stripes on their face and the middle of their back, and black spots on the main body.
They have a mid lenght tail and proportionately small head to body size.
Webbed feet to aid swimming.
Fishing cats are one of only 4 cats that have non retractable claws.
Diet Fish, frogs, small mammals and birds are all on the menu!
Fishing cats are fully mature at c18months. As they are from reasonably tropical habitats they are not particulary seasonal breeders.
Gestation is approximately 90 days. 1-4 kittens; dependant for approx. 9 months before beginning to find own food.
Longevity In the wild approx. 12 years; and approx. 15 in capativity.
Interesting Facts A fishing cat will pat the surface of water to draw fish to the surface; then either fish them out with a paw, or dive in and grab with their mouth.
Pets and captive animals
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