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Why Wolves Really Howl


I have heard many people say that wolves do not bark when yes, they actually do. They also make a number of other sounds as well including the huffing sounds when they are alarmed or unhappy.

For those interested in more information on the sounds made by wolves, please check out this article that was published by by

Fred H. Harrington ,Professor of Ethology.


What's in a Howl?

Ask anyone about wolf vocalizations and the howl invariably springs to mind. Even though wolves bark, woof, whine, whimper, yelp, growl, snarl and moan a lot more often than they howl, it is howling that defines the wolf, and fascinates us. So why do wolves howl?

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