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Pitch of Cat Calls Varies with a Cat Species’ Territory

Why do lions have a loud, deep growl and house cats a high meow? It’s not because of the relative size of the animals, but the relative size of their territories: Dr Gustav Peters and Dr Marcell Peters at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum in Bonn, Germany analysed the average frequencies of long-distance calls made [...]