Do wolves actually howl at the moon?

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Do wolves actually howl at the moon?

Post by Busheh » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:29 pm

[sorry if there is another thread like this but when I tried searching it, so many things popped up, please lock the thread if this has already been answered with a link to the answer, thanks]

Do wolves really howl at the moon or are they... just howling, it really bothers me to hear it when people everywhere associate wolves to the moon so much.
I mean, the wolves are more likely to be lifting their mouths to get a better sound, right?

Please answer, this has been bothering me a lot.
The Season of Snow sets in
The trees be bare and dim
The rocks so cold and raw
Frost covers the endless moor
The prey be fast asleep
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The test to reveal the best has begun
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Re: Do wolves actually howl at the moon?

Post by wolfyattitude » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:23 am

Same, it bothers me to.

No, wolves to not have to howl at the moon, they can howl whenever they want, day, night, any time. Howling is for comunication, calling the pack together, putting intruders in there place, zoo officals sometimes say that they see there wolves howling purely out of joy.

So, do wolves howl at the moon? It is safe to say that this thought is just a myth. Wolf howls have been inadvertently associated with the moon most likely because they are more active on brighter lit nights.

That's it.

More info from:
http://www.wolfsongalaska.org/wolf_why_howl.html
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Re: Do wolves actually howl at the moon?

Post by Koa » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:11 am

YOU SAY YOU WANT TO GET BETTER AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW.

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