Why Do Wolves Howl?
Wolves howl for many reasons.
Sometimes, wolves howl to claim
Their howls warn other wolves
to stay away.
On a calm night,
their howling can be heard
up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.
Sometimes one pack howls, saying "this is our territory".
Other packs howl back saying "this is ours".
Howling helps pack members keep
in touch when they get separated.
It also helps them get together again.
No two wolves have exactly the
When separated ,wolves probably
reconize one an other's, howls
just as we reconize the voice of
our friends on the telephone.
Wolves also howl because they like to!
Some people think the howls of wolves sound a lot like a group sing-along.
Howling together helps keep
up a strong group feeling in a pack.