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Name: Gabi
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: MI
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
Why do wolves howl at the moon?



Replies:
They don't. Wolves howl mostly as communication between members of a pack, to help keep the pack in contact at distance. They have a sophisticated social structure and use a lot of different vocalizations to communicate. I don't think the moon makes any difference to them at all, its just an entertaining old story. This short article that includes sound files may be of interest

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wolves/howl.html

J. Elliott


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