Is the lion the only big cat that can purr?

Cynthia Gorczany asked a question: Is the lion the only big cat that can purr?
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Date created: Sat, Sep 25, 2021 6:06 PM
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Contented lions might if they could, but they can't. Only the smaller cats—not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars and others—have what it takes to purr. In big cats—lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars—a length of tough cartilage runs up the hyoid bones to the skull…

  • Big cats like lions, tigers, leopards, etc can roar but not purr (lions are the only big cat that can somewhat purr, they can only make the purr-like noise when breathing out though) where as small cats like your house cat, lynx, wild cats, panthers, etc can purr but not roar.
  • whitekratoswolf Aug 8, 2010 There are only four animals actually in the category of "big cats." The lion, tiger, jaguar, and leopard. They cannot purr. All the rest can. Reply tsareia Aug 8, 2010 [link]

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my dick can purrAs I know, cheetahs and cougars are the only big cats that can purr. Lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars cannot purr.

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