Why Do Wolves Howl at the Moon?

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Research has shown that wolves howling have nothing to do with the moon. Their howling has been inadvertently associated with the moon probably because they are most common when there is moonlight at night. A howl assembles the pack or warns them of impending danger.
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wolves think its like a god. wolves like like shiney. wolves howl to the moon cause its what they prasie.
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No connection has been found between the moon and wolf howling. Wolves howl more
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Here are three reasons why wolves howl. 1: To call another wolf. 2: When howling with another wolf it shows the affection to the other. 3: To mark their territory. Embed Quote
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Well I don't ask you how to live your life Me and the rest of the pack are offended
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It is just a myth that wolves howl at the moon. Wolves howl to communicate with each other. Wolves become more active on nights that are lit brightly, which is why they are heard howling more often during the full moon. You can find more information here: http://www.wolfsongalaska.org/wolf_why_howl.html
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