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 — except for volume and pitch.

At least that’s according to scientist Ingo Titze’s new research into the morphology of lion and tiger vocal cords. Both 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. Because they’re so wobbly, they vibrate irregularly making a dissonant and unpleasant sound.

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