Updated: March 2, 2021 11:25:54 pm
A tiger at a zoo in the Siberian city of Barnaulis is winning hearts on social media after a video of it making “melodious cries” made the rounds of the internet.
The 8-month-old tiger, named Sherhan, is known for its ‘musical cries’ and not the fierce roars which are associated with the big cats.
Zoo officials told ABC News that the male cub is not in pain and makes high-pitched sounds when he is trying to attract attention.
Watch the video here:
WATCH: Meet the young tiger who makes soft melodic sounds at a Russian zoo pic.twitter.com/xqVBROlggC
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 27, 2021
The musical cries are unusual as the vocals chords of tigers are not designed to make such a high-pitched noise.
While the video left many in awe, others expressed concern over the tiger and suggested that the animal might be in pain. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
Hope he’s not in pain!!
— Kelly. lover not hater. (@Kelly74667663) February 27, 2021
Tiger with soul of bird.
— KuCe (@0kri6jee) February 28, 2021
Poor guy…he’s caged left only to entertain himself
— ROM (@orchidchief) February 27, 2021
Cuteness overload 😍💗😍
— Hsu (@chithsu) February 27, 2021
— JR (@jrichardson459) February 27, 2021
Sounds more like distress
— Lari Manz (@larimanz) February 27, 2021
Those are not happy sounds. I believe they make the same sound when they’re grieving
— Lady Killigrew (@KilligrewLady) February 27, 2021
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