Cheetahs don’t roar… but the adorable noises they do make will surprise you

Cheetahs don’t roar… but the adorable noises they do make will surprise you

Cheetahs may be the fastest land mammal in the world, but there’s one thing they can’t do: Roar.

Indianapolis Zoo shared an adorable video of a cheetah demonstrating the purring, bleating and hissing noises the animal can make.

You’ll definitely want to watch this video with the sound on.

Indianapolis Zoo said: “Cheetahs purr, bleat, bark, growl, hiss and chirp but they don’t roar and they don’t tweet!”

Naturally social media users loved the video, saying that they were surprised they never realised cheetahs make such adorable sounds.

Cheetah Spot said: “Many of their vocalisations are totally unlike those of any other cat… Roaring is made possible by a special two-piece hyoid bone in the throat.

“All of the non-roaring cats like the cheetah have a one-piece hyoid bone. Only four cats can roar: The lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar.”

Puppy Cheetah GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

More in this Section

Stowaway cat Izzy seeks new home after surviving 12-day voyage from IsraelStowaway cat Izzy seeks new home after surviving 12-day voyage from Israel

Shauntelle Tynan marks one year back home in Carlow without active cancerShauntelle Tynan marks one year back home in Carlow without active cancer

13 signs you’ve got festive season burnout already13 signs you’ve got festive season burnout already

Cork pupils with autism to debut Christmas film in local cinemaCork pupils with autism to debut Christmas film in local cinema


Lifestyle

I had a stand-out lesson this week. One of those lessons that grows arms and legs, wings and tentacles.Secret Diary of an Irish teacher: They label themselves vegetarian, Liverpool fans, ‘woke’ - just not feminist

Helen O’Callaghan looks at some of the fun-filled fundraisers Irish people got involved with this year.'It’s generosity in action': Charities get inventive to spark the spirit of giving

All the latest from the entertainment world with Des O'Driscoll.Scene + Heard: Festival line-ups and new albums from Harry Styles and Stormzy

A hardworking group of local supporters are crucial in helping talented baritone Dylan Rooney fulfill his dream of studying at the Guildhall in London, writes Cathy Desmond.Community in harmony with Tipp opera singer's ambition

More From The Irish Examiner