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Why Do Wolves Howl? Scientists Unravel Mystery


Science & Tech  (tags: animal communications, discovery, news, science, Wolf Science Center at the University of, world )

Kayleen
- 324 days ago - csmonitor.com
It's because of their close relationships with other wolves. They howl more frequently to members of their pack with whom they spent more time with. This discovery is logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



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Sue Matheson (68)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:34 am
thanks
 

Candy L. (475)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:28 am
They Howl because there being driven to Extinction!
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (175)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:34 pm
dzięki
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:53 pm
Interesting article ~ WE NEED TO PROTECT THE WOLVES FROM EXTINCTION! Thank you!
 

Barbara V. (51)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:11 pm
Oh, for Pete's sake. Why do people yodel? Communication, my dear Watson.
 

monka blanke (74)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:49 pm
Hope they don't go extinct.
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thanks. Let's hope they don't go extinct.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
noted, thanks
 

valda p. (13)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:03 pm
These beautiful creatures will be soon gone -no more -thanks to the ignorance -greed and stupidity of those -who for their own agenda want them gone.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:17 pm
Thank you
 

Susan Ho (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:26 pm
The howls are actually cries for help. Heartless people are killing them.
 

Connie O. (37)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:49 pm
Unfortunately they are hunting them again in MN
 

Veronica C. (41)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:57 pm
Very interesting.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:42 am
Thank you for the article.
 

Tanya W. (36)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 8:07 am
May we hear their howl and heed their plight!!!
 

Ruth S. (313)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:53 pm
There is no Mystery, God made them that way!
 

Diane L. (108)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 9:35 pm
I agree with Ruth. It' no mystery at all, and never has been. I hope they didn't waste a lot of money on this one. Wolves howl as a form of communication, same as why coyotes "sing". A wolf howling lets other wolves in other packs know he/she is around and it also informs them of sex and status. A wolf looking for a mate (one not part of an organized pack) locates possible candidates by following the source of a howl and vice versa.

My daughter has Siberian Huskies and they howl when excited, OR "bored", or happy. Actually, her female howls for many reasons, LOL!

 
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