Cheetahs are the purr-fect cat
Cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus are unique cats not solely for their speed.
Cheetahs can purr while they run and recline.
Cheetahs are unable to roar like other big cats like the lions.
The purring sound can be a comfort sound, a contented sound or even a warning to stay out of my way when I am pursuing prey. The sound is created by a signal from the brain to the cheetah’s voice box. This nerve signal causes the muscles of voice box apparatus to vibrate or move rapidly when air is forced over them. This rapid flow of air passing over the muscles creates a valve effect, which opens and closes the area rapidly creating the purring sound. (You can listen to one purring in the video below.)
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Excerpts courtesy of howstuffworks.com
Image of cheetah resting courtesy of wikipedia.org Serengeti_Cheetah2