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Uploaded on May 12, 2009
http://www.houstonzoo.org These big cats have a powerful purr. Listen to Kiburi, one of the Houston Zoo's cheetah pair. He's in his habitat in the first half of the video, then moves inside to the building so we could hear his purr even better. I could hear him across the room once we were inside!
Kito and Kiburi arrived at the Houston zoo in October 2007 when they were just five days old. "They fit in the palm of my hand, and their eyes weren't even open," said Carnivore Supervisor, surrogate cheetah mom and one of the brothers main trainers Sara Riger.