Although wild animals are born with instincts, they still need to develop some skills to survive in the harsh world called the wild. Social and communication skills are very important to a wild animal, but to achieve them to the fullest, it takes a lot of practice.
Speaking of animal communication skills: there are some species whose vocalizations are not only very pronounced, but even emblematic. And you have to admit that it is impossible to mistake the roar of a lion or the howl of a wolf. But even these fearless beasts have yet to learn how to do it right.
In some absolutely adorable images, a young wolf cub was caught howling for the first time, and for a wolf his age, however, it is quite impressive. A little too high-pitched, but very strong, his voice is so impressive.
The little wolf was captured by a wildlife camera operated by the Voyageurs Wolf Project, a conservation group that studies the behavior of wolves in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. The group recently revealed a video of a four-week-old wolf howling in the middle of the forest. It was the first time that the little animal practiced his vocal skills.
“Listen to some of the first cries from this wolf cub from a few weeks ago! Wrote the group. “A little warning: the puppy is quite noisy since he is only 4 weeks old!”
Like many other wild animals, wolves are very social creatures and voice expression plays a crucial role in their lives. They use this form of communication for many reasons.”Wolves howl for more reasons than we will ever know,” reports National Geographic. “They even have daily howling choirs with their own packs, which can be a way to bring the members together.”
Among other strange things about wolves, the Voyageurs Project Wolf has managed to capture the trail cameras they placed, including a wolf enjoying delicious blueberries, although this is not common in wolves.