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Scientific Name: Prionailurus viverrinus
Life Span: 10-12 years
Native Location/Habitat: Wetlands in Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, China, northern India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Sumatra
Physical Attributes: Males, weighing about 25 lbs, are slightly larger than females who typically weigh 15 lbs. Fishing cats are usually between 25-34 inches from head to body. Fishing cats have a stocky build with gray base and solid black lines that run from their eyes, over their foreheads, and disseminate into smaller black spots along the spine. The distinct fishing cat ears are black on the back with a white spot in the center. Fishing cats have short legs and webbed feet with a broad head and round ears. They also have a flat tail to help with swimming.
Conservation Status: Endangered
There is one fishing cat at the Greensboro Science Center