"All this wolf talking is making me a nervous wreck!"

Wolves are very vocal animals and make all sorts of sounds. This is part of the way they communicate with each other.

Listed below are several sounds with a description of the sound next to it. Some of the sounds are quite strange.

I think it is time we get to it. Be patient, some of the sounds take a while to load, but they are worth it.

 

  HUMAN HOWL

 

Human Howl

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It is widely known, that if a human howls and there are wolves close by, they usually howl back.

The Best Human Howl

From my own experience it seems wolves respond to humans that howl in a high pitch tone.

  LONE WOLF HOWL

Single Howl

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This is the sound of a single wolf. The wolf making this sound weighs 115 lbs. and is a reddish-black female timberwolf.

A CHORUS OF WOLVES

 Chorus of Wolves

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Wolves love a good howl. Usually one wolf starts and the others jump in with wagging tails and general friendliness. No two wolves will howl on the same note. Odd isn't it.

WEIRD WOLF YIPPINGS

Weird Wolf Yippings

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Wolves will yip. A yip is a series of short high pitched barks. This seems to serve the function of an alarm.

SOMETHING IS WRONG!

WHIMPERING

WHIMPERING is a very interesting sound that wolves make. This sound does not carry far and has never been heard by biologists in the field studying wild wolves. It has been heard in packs of captive wolves.

Single Wolf Whimper

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Lois Crisler believed this to be a form of "wolf talk." When a wolf makes this jumbled sound, the wolf looks very emotionally stirred.

Two Wolves Whimpering

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CAN YOU HEAR TWO WOLVES?

Whimpering is commonly heard from puppies, but it seems the adults do it with each other too. I once watched two captive wolves engage in this behavior. It was really neat to watch. (Shh!), I do this too, but don't tell anyone.

MORE WHIMPERING

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The wolves were standing and facing each other. Each wolf had its mouth wide open and teeth showing. Each mouth was wrapped around the other, like two people kissing. The mouths vibrated as the sounds were being made.

This seemed like a friendly gesture. It appeared to be a form of affection between the two wolves. After the two wolves were done, they seemed very happy with each other.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

THE DREADED CRAZY COW of CONWAY

A Crazy Cow

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This has nothing to do with wolves.

It is just fun.

LISTEN TO THE CRAZY COW of CONWAY.

 

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