National Zoo's Fishing Cat Kitten Gets Weighed In Bowl (PHOTO)

05/30/2013 02:15 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2013

Presented for your squealing delight:

fishing cat kitten

What we have here is a photo of the National Zoo's fishing cat kitten being weighed in a bowl. The kitten is barely two weeks old now. Zoo staff don't yet know if this baby is a boy or a girl. They do know the kitten weighs 446 grams -- just under a pound -- and looks heartbreakingly adorable sitting in a bowl on top of the scale providing that measurement.

In case you need another dose of fishing cat cuteness, here's a photo of mom Elektra with her newborn:

fishing cat kitten

And here you can watch a video of how fishing cats -- listed as "endangered" on the IUCN list of threatened species due mainly to wetland loss in Asia -- got their name:

National Zoo Moms and Babies

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