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Trail cam captures the adorable first howls of a precious wolf pup

June 8th, 2021

There are moments in our life where we let loose and have fun only to find out a camera was pointed at us.

These hilarious and raw moments are forever captured which makes us laugh out loud. May it be dancing to a groovy song without care, acting like our favorite movie characters, or belting out to our favorite song. All we need to do is have fun and be ourselves.

One little pup tried to do something new not knowing there was a camera recording his memorable moments.

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YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project Source: YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project

Whenever we think about wolves, we often get a picture of them howling at the moon. Truthfully, wolves do not howl at the moon. They howl to communicate with one another and it has nothing to do with the moon.

The myth about wolves howling during full moon may have stemmed from ancient people who traveled often during the night. They would use the moon’s light to navigate the dark and may have noticed that wolves often howl during full moons. In fact, wolves howl day or night. They don’t just howl during the full moon.

For wolves, howling is a direct way of communicating in wide areas.

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Howling is extremely important especially if they have vast territories. A howl can communicate things like a wolf’s location, warnings about predators, and the position of prey.

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

To study and learn more about wolves, the Voyageurs Wolf Project in Minnesota has set up a series of trail cameras.

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Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject Source: Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject
The goal was for them to know what wolves do when there aren’t any humans around and what they do in a day. The Voyageurs Wolf Project trail cameras have captured a number of unusual sights, including wolves eating blueberries. They also placed a collar camera on a wild wolf to capture footage throughout the wolf’s day.

One of the cameras found an adorable moment of a pup.

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YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project Source: YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project
Just like any other form of survival, howling also requires practice. One of the trail cameras was placed near a den of pups and it captured the cutest thing.

A tiny wolf was practicing its first awooos.

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YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project Source: YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project

The pup was seen trying out several times to belt out his cutest howl. He was first seen trying out in low tones until he increased his voice. Resting for a moment, he tried once again.

This time it has a cute squeak in it.

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YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project Source: YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project

The four-week-old pup shuffles around once again as he worryingly belts out its tiny—surprisingly screechy—calls. But he was determined to get it right. Moving into a different position where he is near the camera, he started practicing several times.

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YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project Source: YouTube/Voyageurs Wolf Project

Every time he raises his head and howls, the temptation to adopt him ranks higher.

His howls were so adorable cute that you want to find something to squeeze. No wonder people from before domesticated Canis Lupis. Not only are they helpful at the time, but they were also increasingly cute not to take in.

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Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject Source: Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject

According to a thread on Twitter, Voyageurs says the narrow den was somehow full of five pups. To capture more of these cute moments, Voyageurs Wolf Project is raising money through GoFundMe to purchase 120 new trail cameras.

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Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject Source: Twitter/@VoyaWolfProject

Watch the adorable video below and help Voyageurs in their effort of buying more trail cameras.

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Source:CBS42, YouTube,Twitter, GoFundMe

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