Have you ever tried to howl like a wolf? It’s not as easy as it looks, and even our furry four-legged friends need to practice. Got to start somewhere, right?
In a video that recently went viral, we can see a whole pack of wolf cubs on a country road in northern Quebec. When one cub begins a small howl, the rest of them quickly join in to create a high-pitched chorus of 'ah-wooo's.
They’re so cute that almost makes you forget that they’re apex predators!
Why do wolves howl?
It’s a myth that wolves howl at moon!
Wolves howl for a number of reasons, including to warn others off their territory and to strengthen the pack’s bond overall. Since these animals hunt over great distances, howling is a useful way for the pack to keep track of one another if they get separated. Not only does howling help find their friends, it’s also a way of showing affection to their fellow pack-mates.
While the little howls the cubs make in the video sound pretty adorable, they are also practicing important social skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Keep on howling!