February 1, 2023

A Fishing Cat and Her Kitten Spotted

A group of conservationists from the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project has confirmed their discovery of a fishing cat mother and her kitten for the first time since 2017.

“We have been monitoring fishing cats in Cambodia for more than 5 years, precisely since 2017. This year, we obtained footage of a fishing cat mother and her kitten for the first time in Cambodia,” the group shared the discovery on social media.

“We are really excited and happy for this great news,” they added.

Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) reproduction cycle goes like this: babies are being born after gestation 60 to 70 days. Normally, there are one to four babies only. At birth, the kitten weight 150g each. Fishing cat kittens learn to fish by watching their mother. And at 10 months of age, a young fishing cat is ready to be out to venture on their own.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press