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A wolf's unique howl

Post by Nightwolf293 » Sat May 16, 2009 8:49 am

For some people, a wolf's howl sends chills down their spine. For me, It is a beautiful experience. I have never heard any other animal (besides dogs) howl so beautifully and uniquely. Why do they howl? What do you think about it?
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by wolfie_24 » Sun May 17, 2009 1:54 pm

Ive heard that they have different types of howls. Rallying howls. Defensive howls (telling other packs they are there and to stay away. I think there's another but I can't remember it.
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by flojo1207 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:09 pm

they howl for many different things,
some were what wolfie said
and sometimes it is just for fun ,
also calling to other wolves for different reasons ,
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by Ariana » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:51 pm

wolfie_24 wrote:Ive heard that they have different types of howls. Rallying howls. Defensive howls (telling other packs they are there and to stay away. I think there's another but I can't remember it.
Location howls to let the other wolves in their pack know where they are.
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by kThunderFeet » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:33 pm

Some people think wolves howl at the moon, but that's not true. They often howl around the time of sunrise and sunset, and usually during the winter. That doesn't mean you wont hear them howling at night, but it's not at the moon.
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by pick32398 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:30 pm

once i heard a coyote howl it was like music
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by Morgankeller » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:58 pm

The wolf's howl is lovely. Especially when there's a pack howling together.

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Post by xXJeinxX » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:08 pm

i am dying to hear a wolf or wolves howl but not like on tv or something but for real.
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by Wolf runner » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:22 pm

It's really a beautiful sound, I wish I could hear it more. As others have pointed out, it's for diffrent reasons. Location, warning, hunting howls (I think)
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by pawnee » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:49 pm

wolves howl for diffrent reasons, many of which are still unknown to researchers.

Wolves will howl as a pack for reassurance, such as when a pack memeber is reunited. Wolves also howl to communicate where they are over a large territory or to find other wolves. Sometimes wolves howl to make their presence known in an area. Wolves will also respond to recordings, human howls, and according to either Michelle or CL Baileyi, the captive pack in Minnesota also responds to the tornado sirens and ambulances.

Some wolves will howl after a pack member is missing, which can be mistaken for possible mourning when a pack member dies.

There are sevral recording CDS with wolf howls on them, though most zoos and organizations have their own 'wolf howl' tours.

I have a CD from a book called Living with Wolves, and it features the captive Sawtooth packs' howling. I`ll see if I can upload it on youtube or somethin for you guys....
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by Nightwolf293 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:45 pm

it's pretty interesting that they can respond to a howl by a human! They aren't fooled at all? Oh, by the way, It would be cool if you could upload it. :)
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by bloodprime » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:43 pm

Nightwolf293 wrote:For some people, a wolf's howl sends chills down their spine. For me, It is a beautiful experience. I have never heard any other animal (besides dogs) howl so beautifully and uniquely. Why do they howl? What do you think about it?
well, to be honest , to me that is also a beautiful experience , i think that howl is some sort of communicating with other packs (like "we are here" and "stay out of this territory" or maybe just plain communication), also i agree wit the post below... for fun... maybe XD

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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by pheonix silver » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:03 pm

I thought a wolf howled to stay in contact with their pack when they are apart. So they don't feel alone.

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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by HAL0 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:34 pm

I think that when wolves howl they are communicating with eachother and it's pretty cool.
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Re: A wolf's unique howl

Post by Zelma » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:45 pm

Each howl shows a wolves emotion:
Happiness,
Dominance,
Contacting another wolf/pack,
Warning,
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Boasting.
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