7 responses to Quik QuikPost:Wolf howling recording

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    Beck says:

    Why do wolves howl? Are they trying to contact other wolves? If so, does that mean he thinks the firetruck is another wolf?

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    Larry says:

    Domesticated dogs, wolves, and coyotes are known to howl at sirens. Our old red wolves did too. Howling is thought to be a way to communicate over long distances ("I'm over here", maybe). Since signals degrade as they travel through the environment, animals often respond to sounds that are reasonably close to the qualities of the call. There is very little cost to responding incorrectly so higher discretion would not be rewarded.

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    Wendy A says:

    Wolves and dogs have such a range in their vocalizations! Do they produce sounds we cannot hear?

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    Marilyn says:

    That's awesome!! I love hearing them howl! Our last 3 brothers were marvelous at all howling together.:)

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    Larry says:

    Wendy,Canines definitely can hear higher frequencies than we can but their vocalizations aren't in that range. Can you think of other reasons they might hear ultrasound?

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    Kelsey says:

    yES, OF coarse WOLVES AND DOGS CAN HEAR FREQUINCES THAT MOST HUMANS CANT

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