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Daily Cute: Rescued Jaguar Purrs as He Gets Pet

Daily Cute: Rescued Jaguar Purrs as He Gets Pet

It’s amazing (and a bit intimidating) to hear a jaguar purr, but that’s exactly what this one is doing when he gets a good head scratch from one of the people working at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Kansas.

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3:22AM PDT on Jul 22, 2015

thanks for the article.

8:09PM PDT on Apr 13, 2015

No video, beautiful picture, cheesed off!!!

1:19AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

beautiful creature

7:30AM PST on Feb 16, 2015

Well, he is a cat :-))

1:28PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

What a beautiful animal...just a shame that the video is no longer available...Would have loved to hear this one's PURRRRRR!!!

1:54PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

I had a problem viewing this video when it was first posted and now it's been removed...

5:42AM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

How fantastic. I volunteer at a large cat sanctuary and to hear the mountain lions and florida panters purr is always so amazing.

12:36AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thank you :)

2:02PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Wow! Or miaow!

10:14PM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Ramon S : good catch! Only the small cats can purr inhaling and exhaling. Lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars can only make a purr-like sound on exhaling. It has to do with the placement and flexibility of their hyoid bone.

Purring/small cats tend to have rigid hyoid bones, the roaring/big cats have more flexible, less bony hyoids that let them roar but may keep them from truly purring.

A mountain lion/puma/panther/painter/cougar/catamount (different names for the same cat) the largest of the small cats, and can purr up a storm. I've had the privilege of hearing it up close :) R.I.P my Buddy

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