What kind of sounds did the sabretooth cats make?

Sabre-toothed cats endurance hunting in packs in ancient times

People are very familiar with the distinctive and iconic appearance of the sabretooth tiger and other species of sabertooths, which became extinct about 10,000 years ago. They were slightly smaller than today’s biggest lions and tigers and the question being discussed here is whether they roared like a lion. A study from North Carolina …

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Tiger roar – intimidating, low frequency, long distance call

Tiger roar

One of the most imposing and characteristic sounds of nature is the tiger roar. How do they do it and what is its significance? Picture (thumbnail): by GavinBell (new window). Published under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs creative commons License — this site is for charitable purposes in funding cat rescue. The frequency, pitch and loudness of …

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Long-range cat sounds (vocalizations)

Leopard vocalisations

The long-range cat sounds (vocalisations) that we know well are the roars of the roaring big cats: lion, tiger, jaguar and leopard. I’ll start with these iconic wild cat species. Tiger This is what I wrote years ago about the tiger roar: “The ability of the four big cats to roar comes from a …

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