Four fishing cat cubs rescued in Kamarkhand, Sirajganj
By Amila Khan
Bangladesh: Members of the environmental organization “The Bird Safety House” have rescued four fishing cat cubs from the Kura Udaipur area of Jam Taula Union in Kamarkhand Upazila of Sirajganj.
The cubs were rescued on Thursday afternoon, December 3. Mamun Biswas, Chairman of The Bird Safety House, said, “Pictures of the cubs were posted on our Sirajganj Facebook group around 11 am. When it came to our notice, our people were sent there to rescue the motherless r fishing cat cubs.
Later, on the advice of Jahangir Kabir, Inspector, Wildlife Management & Nature Conservation Division, Rajshahi, the cubs were rescued and taken into custody and fed milk.
He added that the animal is also called a Fishing Cat in many areas. The animal does not attack humans but flees when it sees humans. So, there is nothing to be afraid of. This animal is roaming almost everywhere in Bangladesh. It is more common in areas with wetlands.
The animal benefits the farmer by eating insects and rats and fish, frogs, and crabs. Due to settlements, destruction of forests and wetlands or beaten to death, etcetera, the number of these animals has decreased in the last few decades and has started to decline more alarmingly.