wolves howling

These are the sounds of wolves howling.

“Wolves use their distinctive howl to communicate. Biologists have identified a few of the reasons that wolves howl. First, they like to howl. They also howl to reinforce social bonds within the pack, to announce the beginning or end of a hunt, sound an alarm, locate members of the pack, or warn other wolves to stay out of their territory. Wolves howl more frequently in the evening and early morning, especially during winter breeding and pup-rearing”

Thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service we are able to immerse ourselves into a ritual of wolves howling, and find ourselves staring face to face with a picture of a grey wolf.

Possibly if it were not for the protection of the Western Great Lakes Grey Wolves under the endangered species act sounds like this would be even harder to obtain.

But thanks to the protection of the Western Great Lakes Grey Wolves under the act the wolves are now increasing in numbers.

“Wolf recovery has been so successful that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes area from the threatened and endangered species list. Today about 2,922 wolves live in the wild in Minnesota, 23 on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale, about 520 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and at least 537 in Wisconsin…March 2009

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to the protection and ensuring that wild animals such as the grey wolves are protected when they think it is necessary, but there are always other opinions out there. The battle between good and evil continues, should the grey wolves be removed from the endangered list or should they remain on the list even though the numbers are increasing? Who is doing the better thing for the wolves? Public input has overturned the previous decision to take the wolves off of the endangered list.

“Upon acceptance of this agreement by the court, and while the Service gathers additional public comment, gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes area will again be protected under the Endangered Species Act. All restrictions and requirements in place under the Act prior to the delisting will be reinstated. In Minnesota, gray wolves will be considered threatened; elsewhere in the region, gray wolves will be designated as endangered. The Service will continue to work with states and tribes to address wolf management issues while Western Great Lakes gray wolves remain under the protection of the Act… June 2009

Grey wolfGrey wolf. Photo credit: Gary Kramer/USFWS

Grey wolf

Gray wolf
(Canis lupus)



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60 Responses

  1. Jackie, Sorrel, and now Billy. Who else???? huh??? what’s the point in living? I already half dead, so whats it matter?? No point at all.

  2. Meggie says:

    there is point in you living.

  3. How dare you say that to your alpha.

  4. I should bann you right now for ever spitting those words at me, if thats even you. which i doubt it is.

  5. Oh wait…. i misread that, sorry.

  6. Greyr says:

    lol ………………………… XD

  7. meaghan says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooooooooooo……thats me trying to howllll………….lol…im sooo bored

  8. Greyr says:

    lol…. AHAHAHAHAHAAH…. thats my line 😛

  9. bekki says:

    lol oops…

  10. meaghan says:

    oops what bekki said it was supposed to be me i forgot to change the name after she got off….

  11. TrueDarkness says:

    i don’t know the whole conversation but i find it generally intruiging, the way animals connect is amazing. wolves have been a favorite of mine, i like the pack mentality though it doesnt fit my style of hunting

  12. meaghan says:

    yeah it is quite interesting

  13. Greyr says:

    i like the wolf pic… though his stare makes me angry lol XD

  14. meaghan says:

    i love wolves soo much they are such handsom and elegant creatures

  15. Greyr says:

    hes starring at me 0-o…. sayin what are you lookin at? lol XD such a meanieXD

  16. Lunar says:

    Feeling challenged Greyr?

  17. Greyr says:

    hmmm…. no… i just hate people starrign at me.. especially that guy(referrin to the wolf) im a bit gothic in rl XD

  18. meaghan says:

    lol oh.. okay??……..

  19. meaghan says:

    i think that Greyr is a bit hyper?? dont you think?? lmoa

  20. Lunar says:

    well maybe hes staring at you for staring at him… stop staring at him! lol

    Definitely need to take his caffine and energy drinks away

  21. Greyr says:

    i r no wolf so i dont have that instinct thingy of fighting people XD I am a demon so i am based on waiting and stuff or direct, focusing on the target and not of oneself XD i love destruction like when somethin go BOOM! lol XD

  22. Greyr says:

    i r demon i am always hyper. the time we are happy is by being mad… the time we are not that menas someone pissed us off and he/she is gonna get it bigtime XD

  23. meaghan says:

    @lunar: lmao definitely need to take away that stuff lmao
    @Greyr: we need to talk about ur caffine intake lmao…

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