Cheetah Call (Video)

The Cheetah is a very fascinating and beautiful animal and can run faster than any other animal on earth. The following video shows a Cheetah calling to a mate with it's very unusual vocalization. It may sound a little strange to us humans but to another Cheetah it is pure magic.

The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline (family Felidae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. The cheetah is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, most notable for modifications in the species' paws. As such, it is the only felid with non-retractable claws and pads that, by their scope, disallow gripping (therefore cheetahs cannot climb vertical trees, although they are generally capable of reaching easily accessible branches). The cheetah, however, achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.

The cheetah cannot roar, but does have the following vocalizations:

Chirping: When a cheetah attempts to find another, or a mother tries to locate her cubs, it uses a high-pitched barking called chirping. The chirps made by a cheetah cub sound more like a bird chirping, and so are termed chirping, too.

Churring or stuttering: This vocalization is emitted by a cheetah during social meetings. A churr can be seen as a social invitation to other cheetahs, an expression of interest, uncertainty, or appeasement or during meetings with the opposite sex (although each sex churrs for different reasons).

Growling: This vocalization is often accompanied by hissing and spitting and is exhibited by the cheetah during annoyance, or when faced with danger.

Yowling: This is an escalated version of growling, usually displayed when danger worsens.

Purring: This is made when the cheetah is content, usually during pleasant social meetings (mostly between cubs and their mothers). A characteristic of purring is that it is realized on both egressive and ingressive airstream.
excerpted from Wikipedia

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Responses to "Cheetah calls to mate with sweet sounds of love (Video)"

  1. Phoenix says:

    I love their sweet little voices ♥

  2. kadi says:

    I love it, they sound so cute, mmmm they look cute as well

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