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Fishing Cat Facts

Fishing Cat Common Name: Fishing Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus) Species: viverrinus Misc.: This is yet another example of a cat that disproves the misconception that cats don’t like water. This cat received its Latin name from its civet-like appearance (the viverridae family) from Bennet (1833) who first described the Fishing Cat scientifically. Size and Appearance: A stock and powerfully built cat, with short legs, a big broad head Read More

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Singapore Zoo got clouded leopards, fishing cats in 2009

Confining wild animalsStraits Times, The (Singapore) - Friday, December 25, 2009 THE Jurong BirdPark, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo have designated quarantine areas for animals given to them as part of exchange programmes with other wildlife institutions. Every year, about 20 wild animal exchanges take place. The animals are kept in designated areas within the compound for quarantine purposes. This year, the Singapore Zoo received a pair of clouded leopards from Thailand, a pair of fishing cats and two pairs of spot-billed pelicans from Sri Lanka, Read More

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Abuse complaint against Canadian zoo continues to grow

13 more join abuse complaint against private zooUpdated: Thu Dec. 17 2009 21:11:24Darcy Wintonyk, ctvbc.caThirteen more former employees have joined an animal abuse complaint against a world-class conservation centre in Langley, B.C. Twenty-one people, including four current employees, have lobbed an arsenal of allegations against the Mountain View Conservation and Breeding Centre. The centre, which cares for rare species like the Fishing Cat and Vancouver Island Marmot, is accused of euthanizing animals using inhumane methods, including using non-lethal Read More