Trail camera captures the first howls of a sweet tiny wolf pup

Although wild animals are born with instincts, they still need to develop some skills in order to survive in a difficult world called wildlife. Social and communication skills are extremely important for a wild animal, but it takes a lot of practice to achieve them to the maximum.

Speaking of animal communication skills, there are several species whose vocalization is not only very distinctive, but even symbolic. And you have to admit, it’s impossible to mistake a lion’s roar or a wolf’s howl. But even these fearless beasts still have to learn how to do it right.

In the absolutely cute shot, a young puppy of a wolf was caught howling for the first time, and for a wolf at his age, it is still quite impressive. Although a little too sharp, but very loud, his voice is already so imposing.

The little wolf was captured by a trail camera set up by the Voyageurs Wolf Project – a conservation group that studies the behavior of wolves in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The group recently unveiled a video of a 4-week-old wolf howling in the middle of the woods. It was the first time the little animal had practiced her vocal skills.

“Listen to some of this wolf pup’s first howls from only a few weeks ago! ” the group wrote. “A little warning: The pup is pretty loud for only being 4-weeks old!” Take a peek:

Like many other wild animals, wolves are very social creatures and vocalization plays a key role in their lives. They use this form of communication for so many reasons.

“Wolves howl for more reasons than we’ll ever know,” National Geographic reports. “They even have daily howling choruses with their own packs, which can be one way of strengthening member bonds.”

Among other bizarre things about wolves, Voyageurs Wolf Project has managed to catch on to the trail of cameras they set up, including a wolf enjoying delicious blueberries, though not a common behavior among wolves.

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