The fishing cat has also been observed to tap the surface of the water lightly as it searches for prey, perhaps to mimic insects and attract fish. The fishing cat wears a coat of fur designed for an aquatic lifestyle with a dense waterproof inner layer and a protective outer layer of long, coarse hair.Like most other cats, the fishing cat is solitary and nocturnal.
- Height: 1.8 to 2.8 ft
- Weight: 12 to 17.5 lbs
- Lifespan: Up to 10 yrs in captivity
- Range: Southeastern Asia
- Habitat: Wetland, grassland, and forest
- Diet: Fish, small mammals, birds, insects, and crustaceans
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN-Vulnerable)