Are Cats The Only Animals That Purr?

While purring is a typical sound made by all species of felids and is part of a cat’s way of communicating, these animals are not the only ones with the ability to purr. A cat’s purr can vary between cat, for instance one cat may purr loudly with a sharp tone, while another may have a quieter chirping type purr that sounds somewhat like a bird. Purring can also vary from species to species and can also be characterized as a tonal buzzing.

Other Animals That Purr

Other animals that purr are the:

  • Mongoose
  • Bear
  • Badger
  • Rabbit
  • Hyena
  • Guinea Pig
  • Squirrel
  • Tapir
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Elephant
  • Raccoon

Fun Fact

Even gorillas have been known to purr sometimes while eating.

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