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

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. In this video, animal behavior expert Nicholas Dodman explains why our feline friends purr.

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