Arctic Wolfpack Howls: The Most Beautiful Sound You’ll Ever Hear
“The video was shot in ‘Wolfspark Werner Freund’ where visitors can see different wolf packs (Arctic, European Grey, and Timber wolves) and listen to the packs howl in chorus.”
Wolves howl for a variety of reasons. Pack members will chorus howl to defend their territory and rally the pack together. Most howls heard in the pack are chorus howls (involving three or more wolves).
These group “sing-a-longs” may be started by any pack member, or they may be a response to the howling of a neighboring pack of wolves or a coyote. Wolves will even howl in response to something that just sounds similar to a howl, like a train whistle, fire or police car siren or even a human howling! Such howls, though social in nature, also serve to defend the pack’s territory against other wolves.
Wolves can recognize the voices of others. The howl of a packmate, of a known neighboring pack or a complete stranger will all solicit different responses.
They do howl more frequently during the hours around sunrise and sunset, for they are more active in general then. Wolves also howl more often in the winter months than in the summer. However they can be heard howling any time of day any time of the year.