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Wolf Howls Are Like Unique Fingerprints That Can Be Identified By Computers

Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, protection, wildlife )

- 1786 days ago -
New computer software can recognize individuals with 100% accuracy. Let's hope that this non-intrusive software will get in the hands of conservationists in the field quickly

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mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:08 pm
noted Michael !!!!! thx

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:15 pm
This is at the very least, very unique news to me!

They have this "Fingerprint" for human voices...I think they have it for whales.

Thanks for the news Michael, I will pass it on.


Veronique L (209)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:33 pm
Thank you for posting Michael!

Nicole W (646)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:30 pm
really cool, thank you for posting Michael and for forwarding Lynn

Kit B (276)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:32 pm

Why not? Humans have unique voices. If we don't protect the wolves soon we will never know what else is unique about them.

. (7)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:05 pm
Very interesting, if it will help the wolves it would be terrific! Thanks Michael and Lynn for forwarding.

Barb K (1688)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:13 pm
WOW!!! Very cool!! Thnx for posting Michael & Thnx Lynn for the fwd!!

Laurie H (817)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:05 pm
Thanks for this Lynn, I do hope it will be used for the betterment of our precious wolves. Let's hope for good news coming~~

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:27 pm

Constance F (418)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:46 pm
Thank you for the forward Lynn ~ Ditto Kit. I think what's really interesting here is our ability to recognize that indeed the sounds are not only meaningful but individual. They are not unlike our own voices, but now scientists have been able to clearly establish that. That is the good part ~ not so much for you or me ~ but for so many others that see other species as dissimilar from us. Our hope is in others seeing the similarities ~ and with that ~ hopefully comes compassion.

Christeen A (371)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:19 pm
Thank you for this very interesting post.

Ruth M (235)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:19 am

Ruth M (235)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:20 am
Very interesting thanks Lynn for forwarding

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:29 am
Thank you for this.

PlsNoMessage s (588)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:53 am

Lisa W (143)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:07 am
I love our wolves and will conitnue to fight to keep them around, they are beautiful, intelligent and now I know something else unique about them, thank you Michael and Lynn P. for sharing!

Michael M (60)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:09 am
Wolves use howling, growling, some barking, and many many behavioral, gestural, and postural signals in a clear language.
This language iscontext-oriented, and both wolves and those who know them well enough, can understand the intent of an individual's purposeful and inadvertent communicatins.
The wolf is far more intentional and purposeful than domestic dogs, and its communications are quicker and not as slow or repetitious.

Most importantly this self-willed vital ecological player and native animal is being severely endangered once again by corrupt special interests and those whose only interaction with the real earth is to kill it with guns (and even poisons still)

US federal protections are going to be removed everywhere UNLESS YOU SPEAK UP>
In Minnesota alone, a couple seasons of lack of protection have cost near 30% losses to the wolf - a population formerly stable for near a decade. They are dying withut protection - dying completely out.

Please go to!docketDetail;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073

and comment in favor of withdrawing the proposal, retaining federal protections and control, and restoring the small Northern Rockies and North Centtral populations to ESA protection, due to overkilling by state management agencies.

Most Americans want wolves protected and able to disperse to the great range of historical and suitable habitat left. Please do this.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:44 am

Michela M (3964)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:56 am

Terrie W (798)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:00 am
They are as individual and singularly unique as we humans are from one another. Like you say, I too hope this technique is not used against them but for the in-depth study into their vocabulary and maybe we might learn more from them. We cannot let them go extinct.

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:07 am
I would assume this could be applied to a dog's bark, and of course our voices as well.

Kay M (347)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:27 am
cool. wolves are awesome.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:04 pm
Amazing though I am not surprised!

Aud n (740)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:27 pm

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:11 pm
I like the post and of course It's hope It's not used against them or any other animal.


Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 11:50 pm
No surprise--Wolves are fascinating animals! Thx Michael

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:11 am
Noted, Thank you!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 9:34 am
Awesome didn't know, thanks Lynn for forwarding!!

Twyla Sparks (208)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:34 pm
This is an awesome story.

. (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:41 pm
Just how cool is this!!! TY Michael and Lynn for the fwd
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