BIG CAT SOUNDS
Cats have a much wider range of vocalisations than most people realise. The following is just a taste:
This is the familiar miaw of the domestic cat.
The wildcat's yowl sounds like that of an alley cat in a fight.
A familiar sound to anybody who visits a zoo, this is the lion's roar.
This is the noise made by one tiger greeting another one and is quite different from the big cat roar
This is the cheetah greeting
The puma is strictly speaking not a big cat as it cannot roar. The puma's attempt at a roar starts out deep but ends with a snarl. The puma also makes a much lighter cry, a throaty purring noise and a chirp almost like a bird.
But it is the high pitched yowl which is the most impressive. This sound can sometimes be heard for miles. This yowl is often associated with territorial behanviour. Compare the puma yowl to the (simulated) sound of a rabbit in pain.
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