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Oregon official catches wolf pup in howling conversation

The wolf pup appears to have misplaced his pack, so what does this laid back little guy do to tell them where he is? He howls… I suspect the returning howls are chastisements for losing his way.

On July 25, 2012, an ODFW wolf biologist on a survey for wolf pups took this video of a Snake River wolf pack pup howling. The video was taken in the Summit Ridge area within the Snake River Wildlife Management Unit, in Wallowa County.

In the video, the pup howls three times. A low returning howl is heard and the pup gets up. Then, other members of the wolf pack (not seen in the video) return the pup’s howls.

Wolves are highly social animals and howling is a common behavior that help packs communicate and stay together. Wolf howls can be heard from several miles away.

Here’s the video:

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