Sri Lanka’s Small Wild Cats

FISHING CAT (Prionailurus viverrinus) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Prionailurus Species: viverrinus English Name: Fishing Cat Sinhala Name: Handun Diviya Tamil Name: Koddi Poonai Average adult weight: 8-16kg Size comparison: About the size of an adult cocker spaniel Unlike most feline species fishing cat is well adapted for a…