Why Wolves Howl
Grade 3 , 560L
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Image of a red wolf howling. Image is in the public domain.
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Do wolves really howl at the moon? Probably not. Wolves tip their heads back when they howl. This makes it look like they are howling at the moon, but they are actually howling at each other. Wolves howl to communicate with each other. Sometimes they howl to tell each other where they are. Sometimes they howl to warn other wolves to stay away.