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Wolf Communication

communicationThe Howling Voice

Wolves communicate through a variety of howls, yips, squeals, growls and barks. Howls are most often a high pitched bark, followed by a short howl. No one can truly know what their language means, but we can make certain probable interpretations. Wolves howl to:

  • attract a mate.
  • rally the pack for a hunt and communicate strategy or position during the hunt.
  • to frighten prey out of hiding.
  • to announce an intruder.
  • to alarm the pack.
  • to express distress or lonesomeness.
  • because they miss their friends.
  • just for fun after play or excitement.
  • to sing their song.

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