Bihar: Fishing cat found dead at Bagaha | Patna News – Times of India


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As per the World Wildlife Fund, the fishing cat is listed as endangered

BAGAHA: Forest officials recovered the body of a fishing cat in the Tirhut main canal in Narawal-Borawal panchayat under Bagaha-2 block in West Champaran on Friday. A villager spotted the body when he went to the canal to graze his cattle.
On getting information, ranger of Bagaha forest division-3 Kundan Kumar reached there and got its autopsy conducted before consigning it to flames. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained.
Valmiki Tiger Reserve director-cum-conservator of forests, Nesamani, told this newspaper that fishing cats are not normally found in the tiger reserve and at times spotted in water bodies in adjacent forests and villages.
“The fishing cats population is largely restricted to the wetlands and floodplain areas. It is an adept swimmer and enters water frequently to prey on fish,” he said.

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