by , Keeper
I have been working at the museum since 2003, and I feel fortunate to have a job where I can start my day with amazing animals surrounding me. I enjoy camping, hiking and rock climbing in my spare time when the weather is nice.
I work Tuesday through Saturday and spend a lot of time behind the scenes, but you might find me at a public program or feeding the farmyard animals in the afternoon.

QuikPost: Video of the wolves howling!

March 24th, 2011

One morning last week, Katy and I were in Explore The Wild when the wolves started howling. Katy managed to record it with her camera.  It was awesome to watch them howling in front of us, so make sure to watch the video and have the volume up!

(Special thanks to Sherry for spending 19 minutes of her time downloading the video so that she could unknowingly steal this post from me, until Katy stopped her and told her the post was mine…)

This is our female red wolf howling.

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Join the conversation:

  1. Please post more of these videos.
    I really enjoyed viewing the howling.

    Posted by Linda Feaster
  2. Is that an ambulance siren in the background? Were they howling at a siren?

    Posted by Emily
  3. MY GERMAN SHEPHERD & I LISTENED TO THE HOWLING TOGETHER. HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND EXCITED. BUT HE DID NOT JOIN IN.
    ALTOGETHER IT SOUNDED LIKE THEY WERE HAVING A VERY GOOD COMMUNAL SING!

    Posted by PHIL RUSH
  4. Keeper Comment :

    Linda, we will certainly try our best to get more videos up like this for you to see and hear!

    Emily, yes! They were, in fact, howling at a siren. Sirens are the #1 thing that will get our wolves to howl. For them, the sirens must sound similar to a wolf (or wolves) from another pack howling.

    Phil, glad your german shepherd found it interesting!

    Posted by Marilyn Johnson
  5. i love wolves

    Posted by mallory
  6. I have never heard red wolves, thanks for the chance! I do think they sound alot more “coyote” in their energy & vocals altho their deeper voices are more wolfy. I am an animal keeper for wolves and coyotes at Animal Ark, a sanctuary for non releasables in Reno, NV.

    Posted by Jan
  7. Keeper Comment :

    Thanks for your comment, Jan. And thanks for taking a look at our blog! We are always excited to find out that other people from the zoo keeping world visit our site and enjoy the content. We hope to hear from you again!

    Posted by Marilyn Johnson

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