Definition of fishing cat in English:

fishing cat

Syllabification: fish·ing cat


  • A small wild cat found in wetland habitats in India and Southeast Asia, having a light brown coat with dark spots, a ringed tail, and slightly webbed paws.
    • Felis viverrina, family Felidae
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    • Next door is the Night Safari where, between 7.30 pm and midnight, you can watch buffalo, deer, tigers and fishing cats as they come out to feed.
    • At night, civets and fishing cats take over the action.
    • The Asian leopard cat lineage consisted of the Asian leopard cat, flat-headed cat, fishing cat (P. viverrina), and rusty-spotted cat (P. rubiginosa).

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