Tigers Can't Purr Like House Cats. When They're Happy They Chuff

March 20, 2018

Just as purring indicates a positive emotional state from domestic cats, chuffing is a vocalization used by tigers to show their happiness. It's often used between two tigers who are greeting each other, during courting, or simply by a mother comforting her cubs. It's also common to see captive tigers exchange chuffs with their human keepers in a way to express a greeting or excitement.

In this video, the Bengal tigers' keeper loves on them to show us what chuffing sounds like from a big cat.

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