Distribution (IUCN Map)

This unique species of wild cat is found distributed in patches across South and Southeast Asia. This is likely due to where wetland habitats can be found, although many questions have yet to be answered about the true global distribution of the fishing cat. Records of their presence in some regions need to be authenticated. Confirmed records show fishing cat populations to be present in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Visit a Fishing Cat

Have you always wanted to see a fishing cat, but you don’t live in any of its range countries? Well, our partners have put their heads together and have compiled a map of ethical zoos and sanctuary’s around the world that have fishing cats on display! Many of these zoos are apart of ex-situ fishing cat conservation as well!

Now go visit your closest fishing cat, and don’t forget to take your friends!