A cheetahs tongue is covered with 100s of sharp 1 to 6 millimeter spines over 95% of the upper surface of their tongues.
Here’s a little description by Youtuber Dolph C. Volker who uploaded the video: “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!”
According to him, Gabriel the cheetah, is legally owned and fully sponsored by him.
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