Scientific name: Prionailurus Viverrinus
The fishing cat is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. In 2008, the IUCN classified the fishing cat as Endangered since it is lives primarily in wetland habitats, which are increasingly being settled, degraded and converted to agricultural land. Over the last decade, the fishing cat population throughout much of its Asian range has declined severely.
Fishing cats are the largest of the Prionailurus cats. They are about twice the size of a domestic cat and have a stocky, muscular build with medium to short legs.