Family finds abandoned cat on the street – look closer and realize it’s not a regular kitten

This 2016 tale is simply too sweet to keep to myself. In Thailand, a tiny newborn kitten was seen wandering the streets by itself. A neighboring family was out and about enjoying the evening when they caught sight of the small man on the street.

They saw that this was no ordinary cat upon closer examination because it didn’t like any of the other kittens they had seen. The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), an animal group, was contacted by the family and promptly dispatched a representative to inspect the animal.

The group determined after a thorough investigation that this animal was a fishing cat, a unique kind of cat that is in danger of going extinct.

This “wild cat” adores sea life and has the potential to grow to double the size of a typical cat. The cat is extremely fond of hunting and eating fish, hence its name.

The fishing cat, or Prionailurus viverrinus, is a medium-sized wild cat found in South and Southeast Asia, according to Wikipedia. It has been included in the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable since 2016. The loss of wetlands is a threat to fishing cat populations, which have drastically decreased in the past ten years. Fishing cats are primarily found near wetlands, in swamps, mangroves, oxbow lakes, and along rivers and streams.

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