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Amazing footage of newborn wild wolf pups learning to howl will make your day

Wolf pups are whelped from late March to early May. In northern climates litters may arrive as late as June, and in Southern climates as early as late February. Litter size ranges form one to eleven puppies; with an average of four to six.

In areas where there have been intense activities to eradicate Wolves, average litter sizes tend to increase.Puppies that die during or after birth are usually buried by the mother.

Sometimes the mother will carry a dead puppy around in her mouth, showing the little corpse to the members of the pack. It has even been observed where pack members will take turns doing this until someone finally buries the dead puppy. In captivity dead puppies might be eaten, this behavior has never been observed in the wild.

For the first few weeks, Wolf puppies nurse five or six times a day in feeding sessions lasting three to five minutes each. Wolf pups are weaned at five to eight weeks. During weaning, the puppies are fed regurgitated food brought to them by their pack mates when they return from hunting.


The puppies will nuzzle and lick at the adults muzzle and lips to trigger regurgitation. At a couple months of age mothers will move their puppies away from the den site to what some call a "rendezvous site." This area is usually less than an acre in size, is near water, and is a place for the pups to play, romp, harass lazy adults, and learn their initial skills. Gradually the puppies start eating solid food and at twelve weeks begin to accompany adults on hunts.

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Responses to "Amazing Howling Wild Wolf Pups That Will Fill You With Awe (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wolf dogs see some with Tail up,But still awsome..^5

  2. Well of course they are not newborns - the article stated that at a couple months of age they are moved to a rendezvous site to co-mingle and learn with others in the pack.

  3. Anonymous says:

    how cute love it

  4. pilvikki says:

    furballs! ♥

  5. B Filip says:

    They are so cute. I hope they live a safe & healthy life.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Souhaitons leur la plus longue vie,et beaucoup de chance,pour l avenir ,car il est serieusement compromis !

  7. Love them, I played this and my girls were looking for them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    cutie pies

  9. Live long and howl often ,,,,

  10. This made me cry, I had up to 5 puppies at one time, I gave two away to live in California and I kept the other 3 we lived with them for over 13 years and every day for me is hard to believe that they all have passed away ( not at the same time or year) people that have never been around wolfs would not understand, they were family to us and very loyal. I thank you for sharing this video.

  11. May , I also kept 3 from a litter of 9. They are almost 5 yrs old and cannot imagine being without them. We are a very close family. I have their mother as well.

  12. They are so cute. Little cubs trying to learn to howl like their parents....I hope that someday I'll be able to have one of my own...;) Be save little ones and stay away from danger(mainly human).

  13. Be save little ones. Stay away from those that
    try to hurt you ( Hunters). Live a full and healthy life.....some day I will be able to have one too..;)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Very nice. Thank you for posting.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wolves are not meant to be pets!!!! They should all be free!!!! I just adore wild animals, but would never in my lifetime try to have one as a pet!!!! They are meant to be free, not to depend on humans for food, or anything!!!!! Unfortunatly, a lot of humans just don't care about what is best for the animal, but only for their own desire!! My desire? To see all wild creatures be and stay free and safe!!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    They cant go but howling is nessessery hahahaha

  17. Anonymous says:

    I Take It You Never Go To Zoos Then Cause That Place Is Crawling With Wild Animals

  18. What a beautiful video. And that's not just mý comment... my dog has been watching too, wagging her tail like crazy! :)

  19. Anonymous says:

    Actually No I Don't Go To Zoos Or Circuses. Anything That Exploits Wild Animals For Our Entertainment Is Not Apart Of Our Family

  20. VA Dan says:

    What video?

  21. my german shephards do the same at that age - and my child do the same - SO whats UP duck - nothing much - bro :-) - its nature for all pups and babyes - to use their voice.. L

  22. Anonymous says:

    they are so cute. Calling Mommie and they aren't going very far either. I hope and pray they are able to live their full lives without some crazy hurting looking for them they are so needed in this world of ours. Please stop those so called hunters from killing these wonderful animal God creatures Please stop them from being murdered.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I have a wolf and love him to death. I feed him but he does not depend on me for his food, I have acres in the woods that he runs on and he gets his wildlife too. ( He got a skunk about a month ago-err.) He sometimes prefers to sleep outside but when he wants he comes in and sleeps in his room. So to the people that feel like wolves should only be in the wild, you have no clue the loyalty, friendship and love your missing out on.

  24. earthdreamer says:

    I actually agree....they should be kept wild, even if their life is short or hard....they are still free....born free, die free.

  25. I personally believe that God put the animals on this earth for the people.... however the people choose to facilitate that gift is between God and them. I have a wolf... Her name is Sadie... she is well loved and taken care of... and she loves and takes care of me too. I am disabled, and she is my aid dog. It took her 6 months to learn what any other dog would take up to 2 years to learn, because she is so intellegent, and loyal! Are you trying to tell me that this is something that God does not want? Because I'm telling you, you are wrong.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Have raised Wolf hybrids for 30 years between my husband starting the tradition, to myself for 20 years.They are truly our family. Loyalty for life - lovers, pranksters, wise one's, spiritual, children for life, mates for life, protectors, wonder-meant, at awe to have the privilege to be allowed into their hearts, souls and minds. I tell our youngest right now every single day as he kisses me, "Thank you" for this privilege, as he softly puts his paw on my arm as if to say "Thank - Youuuuuu".....We have had many pack members pass to the other side, and now we have "Thunder-Dancer" who is white with black markings ever so beautifully on his face and back and tail. We have yet to have a full black one with those beautiful high percentage golden eyes. We are blessed.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I cant understand how subhumans can kill these PUPPIES w out a second thought

  28. Anonymous says:

    beautiful, wish them luck

  29. Precious. What a beautiful sound.

  30. SURVIVOR says:

    hating most humans more & more....Wolf Spirit strong within, without the Wolf this world will die....makes me too sad !!!!

  31. Sam says:

    Not all "hunters" are uncaring human beings. I'm a hunter, a fisher, an outdoors-woman, etc. and proud of it. I respect everything I hunt. I don't "thrill-kill" and ALWAYS thank the animal for giving it's life so I may put food in my household. I greatly admire and respect the wolf. So PLEASE do no state "hunters/humans"....please say "some" hunters/humans...LOVE the video! I had a wolf/husky mix years ago...she was TERRIFIC!

  32. Anonymous says:

    This is the sweetest pup ever! I cannot bear to think how anyone could kill one. I love your website! I do not hate hunters who hunt responsibly and professionally with ethics. I do detest poachers and thrill kills. When I grew up, I remember at age six the many, many puma, coyote, bob cat and wolf bodies, bloody with many flies on barbwire fences. They (farmers and ranchers) hated all them all. I always would ask why? They deserve to be here too. I was bully unmercifully. I have not changed in my thoughts. I believe that all living things have a place on our Earth. It is if mankind, in general, will not stop unit ever tree, animal, and thing is gone until only dirt is left. I remain with hope that many of us will take up the baton for all wildlife to have their habitats wild and live free from harm. I remain hope filled by all the above comments. I never go a day on Facebook that I do not post a wolf art work or photo. I sign petitions, educate our youth, and do what I can financially. I will always support our wildlife. Sarah Carolann McCleskey Broaddus :) Can you hear the howl? I can ever so far away.

  33. Anonymous says:

    beautiful beautiful beatiful. the puppies and the wolves. I had see a video of USA when a litle family was introduce in area whitout trees because too much ciervos finish it. Litle, litle the trees grow and came another animal (squirrel, birds, eagls),

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