Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Red Wolf Pups Hear Lobo's Alarm



The almost 7-week-old red wolf pups took notice when they heard Mexican gray wolf Rhett's (M1133) alarm - and with good reason. Is danger near?

A howl’s long low pitch is well suited for long distance transmission. Wolves can howl to locate other wolves, advertise the size of their pack, and so much more over great distances. But when wolves seek to warn family members of danger, they bark- howl.

The critically endangered pups have heard their parents bark-howl before, but what does it mean when neighboring wolves sound the alarm?

Join the pups now via live webcam.

No comments: