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Fishing Cat

Specialized as wetland hunters, Southeast Asia's fishing cats are good swimmers that prey primarily on fish.

The cat moved from "vulnerable" to "endangered" on the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species due to severe population drops across much of its range.

Wetland draining for agriculture, mangrove removal, overfishing, and increasing pollution levels have all contributed to the cat's decline.
—Photograph by Konrad Wothe/Minden Pictures
 
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