Rare Cambodian fishing cat captured on camera

Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has released a camera trap photo that shows a Cambodian fishing cat at Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. The rare wild cat was photographed in Cambodia for the first time in more than a
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Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has released a camera trap photo that shows a Cambodian fishing cat at Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. The rare wild cat was photographed in Cambodia for the first time in more than a decade, local media reported yesterday. Camera traps had snapped evidence of three fishing cats living in coastal Cambodia in a project by the Cambodian Centre for Biodiversity (CBC). The fishing cat - a stocky wild feline around twice the size of a domestic cat - was declared endangered in 2008 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and was feared extinct in the Mekong area until now.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2015, with the headline 'Rare Cambodian fishing cat captured on camera'. Print Edition | Subscribe