Saturday, July 25, 2009

Baby wolf's first howl!

Shaun Ellis is British a wolf expert who studies the behavior of these amazing animals and focuses on humane conservation efforts so they can live in harmony with their farmer neighbors. (You may have seen a couple of documentaries about his work on The National Geographic Channel or Animal Planet.)

In this video, Shaun gives a pup his first howling lesson. Look how readily the baby throws his head back and makes a perfect O with his mouth! Instinct is magical.

By the way, if you are as much of an animal lover as I am and you care deeply about conservation issues then you'll be appalled by the cruel and brutal practice of aerial wolf hunting in Alaska. If you want to help end this disgusting and scientifically unsound practice, write to your local legislators and help the Defenders of Wildlife get the PAW Act passed.