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Fishing cat
Fishing Cats
(Prionailurus viverrinus)

Fishing cats are rated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Native to riverbanks from India through  Southeast Asia, these cats are designed to live and thrive around rivers, streams, mangroves, swamps, and in marsh/wetland areas. Fishing cats are primarily nocturnal, meaning that they will hunt their primary food item, fish, at night. They don't have full  claw sheaths (similar to the cheetah) so their claws are partially  visible even when retracted.  Although they have a substantial range in  tropical Asia (over 1 million square kilometers), its actual area of  occupancy is much smaller as it is strongly associated with wetlands.   Water pollution and forest clearance for settlement threaten the species  through much of its range.  Deforestation rates in tropical Asia's  wetlands are quite high, resulting in similar decline among the fishing  cat populations.
April

Sex: Female
Born: April 15 2008
Arrived at EFBC: May 2010 from Mountain Zoo Conservation & Breeding Facility
Fun Fact: Paired with male Chimlin, has had one litter. Mother of Otis.
Favorite Enrichment: Phonebooks, produce carboard boxes, goldfish
Wishlist item: Rubbermaid Pool

Chimlin

Sex: Male
Born: July 7 2011
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Paired with female April, has had one litter. Father of Otis, son of Kai and Nemo, brother to Fin and Marley (different litters)
Favorite Enrichment: Phonebooks, produce carboard boxes, goldfish
Wishlist item: Rubbermaid Pool
Fin

Sex: Female
Born: September 14 2013
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Brother to Chimlin and Marley (different litter), son of Kai and Nemo
Favorite Enrichment: Large produce carboard boxes, goldfish, steak
Wishlist item: Rubbermaid Pool
Kali

Sex: Female
Born: July 31 2008
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Daughter of Tamara and Tamil, has had a teddy bear bunny since she was a kitten that she still cuddles with
Favorite Enrichment: Egg cartons, corrugated cardboard, steak
Wishlist item: Rubbermaid Pool
Marley

Sex: Female
Born: September 21 2014
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Sister of Fin and Chimlin (different litter), daughter of Kai and Nemo
Favorite Enrichment: Paper towel roll tubes, goldfish, steak
Wishlist item: Wobble Ball
Otis

Sex: Male
Born: July 24 2014
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Son of April and Chimlin
Favorite Enrichment: corrugated cardboard, large produce carboard boxes, goldfish, steak
Wishlist item: Cat Toy
Tori

Sex: Female
Born: February 27 2005
Arrived at EFBC: Born at EFBC
Fun Fact: Daughter of MyLai and Bandit
Favorite Enrichment: egg cartons, carboard boxes, paper chains, goldfish, steak
Wishlist item: Cat Scratcher
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