Fishing cat photography

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Around the banks of the Ken river that flows through the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, is the natural habitat of the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus). And, on August 13, there was a tremor of excitement amongst the forest officials at the reserve because a camera trap had captured the image of the rare and elusive cat for the first time ever. 

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Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.