Saturday 12 October 2013

FEATURELINK: Zoologger: The amphibious Asian mystery cat

Zoologger is our new weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world.
Species namePrionailurus planiceps
Habitat: Wetlands and flood plains in Malaysia and neighbouring regions of south-east Asia
A cat with webbed feet? A cat that's happy to hang out in water? A stump-tailed, flat-headed cat that swims expertly and dines almost exclusively on fish? Such an animal exists – but it's on the last of its nine lives.
Only cloning might give it another
.It's not going swimmingly (Image: Marc Giraud)
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