Comparing Tiger And Lion Roar, Which One Roars Louder?
Roaring is one important component of every cat’s social behaviour and territorialism. Big cats like lions or tigers have the loudest compared to smaller animals in the cat family. But which of the two big cats roars the loudest?
Well, we will get to the bottom of this big question that is frequently asked by many who haven’t heard the two roar in the wild – or zoo.
While both cats use these sounds for a number of reasons, one of the major reasons being to communicate amongst themselves and show off power among males.
Tiger’s sounds are more complex than they sound. Unlike lions which most often present their proud and confident nature around, tigers are very solitary and shy animals; hence their sounds are very rare as compared to lions. This makes it hard for people to notice if the sounds they hear are indeed tiger roars or not.
The big cats do indeed roar. Their roar, according to scientists is so unique and strong that it can paralyze any animal or person that hears them. Lion roars on the other hand are very loud and deafening that they scare anyone who hears them.
It seems like the two big cats hold a pretty much similar record of having scary sounds when they are on their loudest. But there are still some differences in the roars that can get one to conclude which of the two is loudest.
According to some studies, tigers usually give a low-pitched sound when they roar. This sound, called infrasound can be as low as 20 hertz but these can travel long distances than any other animal and can permeate buildings and pass through mountains. When tigers’ roars are louder, they are can reach a peak of around 300 hertz. This roar can travel 2 miles.
Listen To Tiger Roar Below;
A lion’s roar on the other hand can travel as far as 5 miles and is very noticeable unlike that of a tiger.
Listen To Lion Roar Below;
This makes them the loudest in the feline family, bigger than that of a tiger.