Ever Wonder: Why Do Cats Purr?

This feline response happens when the animals are happy—and when they’re in distress—says Tufts animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman
Nicholas Dodman, head of the animal behavior clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, theorizes that the rush of endorphins in the feline brain causes cats to purr. Video: Steffan Hacker
September 11, 2015

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The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we all have wondered—everything from why leaves change color to why we laugh.

You can view the entire series at http://everwonder.tufts.edu, and submit your own questions there, too.

Steffan Hacker can be reached at steffan.hacker@tufts.edu

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