Lions and tigers roar like little babies

Lions and tigers roar like little babies

BIOLOGY
BY TIM BARRIBEAU

Lions and tigers roar like little babies

Theoretically, there’s not a lot different between the roar of a great cat and the scream of a baby ÔÇö except for volume and pitch.

At least that’s according to scientist Ingo Titze’s┬ánew research into the morphology of lion and tiger vocal cords.┬áBoth cats and infants have penetrating and loud cries which carry remarkably far, and that’s thanks to their vocal folds, which are loose and gel-like in both cases.┬áBecause they’re so wobbly, they vibrate irregularly making a dissonant and unpleasant sound.

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