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First-ever audio recording of a Chilean güiña

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The smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere is about the size of a domestic house cat, with tiny, rounded ears, a face resembling a cheetah cub's, and a bushy, striped tail. It also sounds remarkably like a chirping bird; you can hear its burbling chirrups in a new recording, thought to be the first published audio of these endearing vocalizations. 

Known as a güiña (Leopardus guigna), a kodkod and a Chilean cat, this pint-size feline is native to temperate forests in southern and central Chile, and in western Argentina. 

Its petite stature—just under six pounds—combined with its extreme shyness and scientific obscurity means most people don’t even know it exists.

The low repetitive noises are likely expressions of pleasure or excitement, according to Vidal Mugica’s observations, while the meow announces Pikumche’s presence to the seven other güiñas at Fauna Andina.**

Sources: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/05/meet-guina-mystery-cat-vulnerable-extinction/https://www.livescience.com/guina-tiny-wildcat-voice.html

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River

it's so cute I want one it's like having a mini cheetah

I'm not serious 99% of the times ;)
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Regina George

so cute :bradley:

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monster

im gonna steal it

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Megalomaniacal and harder than the rest
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ice bear
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Too Cute Awww GIF

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ProjectJoanne

People need to stop leaking Gaga's demos.

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LateToCult

She’s saying stream Rain On Me :flutter:

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Mister D

I live in Southern Chile, but I've never seen one of those!!

So cute :enigma:

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HausofGabo

They are so cute, we have such a huge diversity in Chile. :enigma:

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