How Sharp Are Cheetah Tongues? | BIG CAT Licks Friends Arm Until Bleeds For Science

Dolph C. Volker
Published at : 10/25/2018
10,595,188 views
124.3 K
5.2 K

Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25bqOksVyD-SfdAToam-Bg?sub_confirmation=1
PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UGXLLG5QK6RRC
Please like and share this video if you like it ;)

Many visitors and commenters to my channel have asked what a cheetah grooming feels like. Is it like house cats, where it's feel like sandpaper. Does it hurt? I get Gabriel the cheetah to answer that questions using me as the test subject. I also show the anatomy of the surface of a cheetah tongue UP CLOSE! I explain through demonstration about the purpose of a cheetah tongue. Cats use their spiny tongues to lick meat off bone, peel back skin of prey, cleaning and keep their fur groomed and tiddy, and lap up water with the high surface area all those spines cause. A cat's tongue also spreads a deodorizing agent from their saliva that masks scents. It is a reason cats love to groom themselves and each other. It helps hide their scents from predators and prey!

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and respect. I demonstrate this by educating you about the power of a cheetahs tongue by allowing Gabriel to groom my arm until it bleeds. I've watched episodes of Coyote Peterson style of life science education through the power of pain and self inflicted damage. It's entertaining, interesting, and educational so I thought I would try it with Gabriel... my cheetah buddy.

I get damaged skin all the time from interacting with cheetahs;
through scratches and grooming (but not bites so far... knock on wood). I learned to move my body in the direction of their licks and grow a thick goatee and let my hair a little longer (what's left of it) to avoid getting cut.

A cheetahs tongue is covered with 100s of sharp 1 to 6 millimeter spines over 95% of the upper surface of their tongues.... ALL the way back to their throat. Must feel weird. The spines are make of keratin which is the same substance our fingernails and a cheetahs claws are made of. I equate the feeling being groomed by a cheetah to 10-Grit sandpaper with tiny backward pointing sharks teeth!

Enjoy the video and try not to get squeamish about it, I take the pain for science! It was only a surface scratch after I finished letting Gabriel groom my arm.

Some people think these predators will go into a feeding frenzy if they taste your blood. NO... If an animal considers you family and a friend, it will not just turn on you and eat you. If that was true, then most all predators would become cannibals and eat each other at the slightest injury or blood on themselves from prey. These big cats are not mindless killers like many people have the misconception about. They have some common sense thought and instincts.

Gabriel is legally owner and fully sponsored by me. The wonderful staff at Cheetah Experience houses and cares for him while I am away. I hope soon to have my own cheetah breeding and release project in South Africa where I can care fulltime for him and begin a conservation program for captive cheetahs.

Thanks for watching!

My YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25bqOksVyD-SfdAToam-Bg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cheetah_petter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Cheetah-Whisperer-200126363927484/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DolphCVolker/posts

Check Out My Books I Wrote
1: https://www.amazon.com/DIRE-ENCOUNTERS-Man-Meets-Wolf-ebook/dp/B00UEHUB2G
2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072N5M7KB
catcatskittencubdogdogspuppylitterminecraftmovienetflixvevomusicmoneyDisneyfunnycutesciencenaturecraftsmenwomenmakeupchildrenwildlifeanimalcharityfuntravelcultureplaysafariAfricapetbreedpewdiepiewildvetparkrescueplanetBleedGroomClassroomEducationBraveWildernesscampingsportsHow TOviraltongueclinicteethlionleopardliveloveeducatediscoverynewsinvestdonatetrailertrendingamazingdoctortestfighteattrypophobia21 pilotsLigma
Wild Animals with Dave Salmoni

Wild Animals with Dave Salmoni

Lion Man: Kevin Richardson | South Africa

Lion Man: Kevin Richardson | South Africa

10 RAREST DOG BREEDS IN THE WORLD

10 RAREST DOG BREEDS IN THE WORLD

What's inside BANNED NBA Shoes?

What's inside BANNED NBA Shoes?

Last To Remove Hand, Gets Lamborghini Challenge

Last To Remove Hand, Gets Lamborghini Challenge

NEW Best ZACH KING Magic Tricks Funny Video & Show Collection Zach King Compilation Vine

NEW Best ZACH KING Magic Tricks Funny Video & Show Collection Zach King Compilation Vine

DOCS: There's A Polar Bear In My Pool!

DOCS: There's A Polar Bear In My Pool!

Flood Monsters -Close Encounters and Adventure Abound-

Flood Monsters -Close Encounters and Adventure Abound-

BADASS Ocean Creatures That EAT Land Animals!

BADASS Ocean Creatures That EAT Land Animals!

What it's Like to Have a Pet Alligator

What it's Like to Have a Pet Alligator

The Ultimate DON'T JUDGE ME Challenge! (Tik Tok Edition)

The Ultimate DON'T JUDGE ME Challenge! (Tik Tok Edition)

Rocks in a Vacuum Chamber

Rocks in a Vacuum Chamber

Do Horseshoe Crabs STING?!

Do Horseshoe Crabs STING?!

Tigers make their choice between chicken and fish !

Tigers make their choice between chicken and fish !

Turning Your Back To Leopards & Cheetahs | BIG CATS Show Their Predatory Nature Part 2

Turning Your Back To Leopards & Cheetahs | BIG CATS Show Their Predatory Nature Part 2

SUPER KILLER. POLAR BEAR / FULL HD - Documentary Films on Amazing Animals TV

SUPER KILLER. POLAR BEAR / FULL HD - Documentary Films on Amazing Animals TV

10 Most Dangerous Cat Breeds That're Still Awww

10 Most Dangerous Cat Breeds That're Still Awww

Mysterious SWAMP CREATURE Found!

Mysterious SWAMP CREATURE Found!

How to Feed 100 BIG CATS!

How to Feed 100 BIG CATS!

The Story of Cheetah Cub Ruuxa & Puppy Pal Raina

The Story of Cheetah Cub Ruuxa & Puppy Pal Raina

She Packs A Punch! | The Lion Whisperer

She Packs A Punch! | The Lion Whisperer

Shoebills are Metal

Shoebills are Metal

TOP 100 FUNNY ANIMALS of 2018 | Try Not To Laugh Challenge March / April | Funniest Pet Videos

TOP 100 FUNNY ANIMALS of 2018 | Try Not To Laugh Challenge March / April | Funniest Pet Videos

Buying the Cheapest Lamborghini Aventador in the Nation

Buying the Cheapest Lamborghini Aventador in the Nation

Cats vs. Gravity | Science of Stupid

Cats vs. Gravity | Science of Stupid

Super Satisfying Kinetic Sand DIY

Super Satisfying Kinetic Sand DIY

This Woman Has Integrated Herself With Four Lions | World's Oddest Animal Couples

This Woman Has Integrated Herself With Four Lions | World's Oddest Animal Couples

Camping Inside A Cheetah Enclosure | Big Cats Snuggle Cuddle Purr Groom And Sleep With Friend

Camping Inside A Cheetah Enclosure | Big Cats Snuggle Cuddle Purr Groom And Sleep With Friend

Latest and Greatest Landscape & Construction tools - The Best & Worst Power tools & Innovations 2018

Latest and Greatest Landscape & Construction tools - The Best & Worst Power tools & Innovations 2018

DOCS: Cheetah Man

DOCS: Cheetah Man

The Savannah: The Largest Domestic Cats in the World | Cats 101

The Savannah: The Largest Domestic Cats in the World | Cats 101

Feeding Day! | The Lion Whisperer

Feeding Day! | The Lion Whisperer

Honey Badgers: They Don't Care

Honey Badgers: They Don't Care

Man Uses A Live African Cheetah As A Pillow - Measures Big Cats Heart Rate With His Head

Man Uses A Live African Cheetah As A Pillow - Measures Big Cats Heart Rate With His Head

Petite Woman Is Best Friends With Big Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

Petite Woman Is Best Friends With Big Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

MEATING a Cheetah!

MEATING a Cheetah!

The Real Life Wolf Man

The Real Life Wolf Man

LIVE: King Lion sleeping unexpected by Crazy Rhino attack, Lion lucky escape, Rhino vs Hyena

LIVE: King Lion sleeping unexpected by Crazy Rhino attack, Lion lucky escape, Rhino vs Hyena

[LIVE] Amazing Warthog Fight Back Leopard | Surprising Facts About Fight Survival Of Big Cats

[LIVE] Amazing Warthog Fight Back Leopard | Surprising Facts About Fight Survival Of Big Cats

The Science of a Cheetah's Speed | National Geographic

The Science of a Cheetah's Speed | National Geographic

THE BIGGEST CATS In The World

THE BIGGEST CATS In The World

LIVE: Python Rescue Baby From Lion Top Fight Of Wildlife, BBC Wild animals

LIVE: Python Rescue Baby From Lion Top Fight Of Wildlife, BBC Wild animals

LIVE: Big mistake of TIGER when hunting the Giant ANACONDA! Tiger vs Anaconda, Hyena vs Lion

LIVE: Big mistake of TIGER when hunting the Giant ANACONDA! Tiger vs Anaconda, Hyena vs Lion

LIVE: BUFFALO HERD VS LION PRIDE Struggle For Survival In Africa

LIVE: BUFFALO HERD VS LION PRIDE Struggle For Survival In Africa

THE MOST AGGRESSIVE SPIDERS In The World

THE MOST AGGRESSIVE SPIDERS In The World

Gordon Ramsay's Spicy Mexican Eggs

Gordon Ramsay's Spicy Mexican Eggs

Amazing Match bottle DIY Experiments

Amazing Match bottle DIY Experiments

Speed is Trainable | Cheetah vs Human

Speed is Trainable | Cheetah vs Human

What Am I Petting? ft. Tony Hale (GAME)

What Am I Petting? ft. Tony Hale (GAME)

Don't Look Away Challenge (Impossible)

Don't Look Away Challenge (Impossible)