A little wolf pup learns a core wolf skill: howling, in a magical moment in a video posted on Wednesday.
The footage was captured on a trail camera installed by the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a University of Minnesota-led effort to study wolves
in and around Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park.
The video, which was posted on the group's YouTube
channel, cuts to various clips of the 4-week-old baby wolf craning his neck upward and howling in the woods.
Wolves are frequently shown howling at the moon, but howling is a form of communication for the animals
that has nothing to do with the moon, according to National Geographic.
“Wolves howl for more reasons than we'll ever know,” according to the website, adding that “they even have daily howling choruses with their own packs, which can be one way of strengthening member bonds.”
Aside from wolves eating blueberries, the Voyageurs Wolf Project trail cameras have captured a variety of other unusual sights:
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
In addition, the organization outfitted a wild wolf with a collar camera to record footage throughout the day.
The Voyageurs Wolf Project is raising funds for 120 new trail cameras through GoFundMe.
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