Fishing Cat, Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Until my visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney last year, I didn’t know that the Fishing Cat existed. It is native to south east Asian countries. Its preferred habitat includes wetlands, rivers, creeks and swamps. It has slightly webbed feet which enable it to be an excellent swimmer. This helps it to catch fish and birds.
In its range it is endangered because its habitat is being used for farming and fishing.
It is quite a bit larger than a domestic cat.