Even although wild animals are born with instincts, they still have to develop some skills in order to survive in the tough world called wilderness. The social and communicative skills are highly essential for a wild animal, but to maximum achieve them it takes a lot of practice.
Speaking of animal communication skills, there are a few species whose vocalization are not just highly distinctive, but even emblematic. And you must admit, it’s impossible to mistake a lion’s roar or a wolf’s howl. But even these fearless beasts still have to learn how to do it properly.
In an absolutely adorable footage, a young wolf pup has been caught on howling for the very first time, and for a wolf at its age, it is quite impressive, though. Although a little too sharp, but very loud, its voice is already soo imposing.
The little wolf has been caught on by a trail camera set by the Voyageurs Wolf Project – a conservation group who’s been studying the bahavior of the wolves in the Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The group has recently revealed a video of a 4-week-old wolf howling in the middle of the forest. It has been the very first time, the tiny animal practiced its vocal skills.
“Listen to some of this wolf pup’s first howls from only a few weeks ago! ” the group wrote. “A little warning: The pup is pretty loud for only being 4-weeks old!” Take a peek:
Like many other wild animals, wolves are highly social creatures and vocalization plays a crucial role in their lives. They use this form of communication for so many reasons.
“Wolves howl for more reasons than we’ll ever know,” National Geographic reports. “They even have daily howling choruses with their own packs, which can be one way of strengthening member bonds.”
Among other bizarre things about the wolves , the Voyageurs Wolf Project has managed to catch on the trail cameras they set on, includes a wolf enjoying some delicious blueberries, though not a common behavior among wolves.
To our knowledge, this is the first-ever and only footage of wolves eating blueberries! Though, we know of a few clips of wolves eating other kinds of berries or fruits. We tried for 2 years to get this footage of wolves eating berries and finally got it in summer 2020! (1/6) pic.twitter.com/VLaw6mFqjK
— Voyageurs Wolf Project (@VoyaWolfProject) January 5, 2021