Lone wolves are an amazing animal that is fairly rare to encounter. Even when you are lucky enough to come across one its rare they hang around for more than a few seconds. It’s also usually at quite a distance.

This video comes to us near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. A tourist is filming from their vehicle as a single wolf runs through the woods over some rocks. The video pans away from the walking wolf to another standing in the middle of the road.

Then something amazing takes place and it is nothing short of perfect. The lone wolf on the road lets out the picture-perfect howl. The full facial expression is into it.

The cool thing about wolf howls is it is known that they are purely for communication. They use them to warn and solidify their packs, but it’s pretty incredible to capture one this close.

The wolf howls some more and then it takes off in the direction of the other one, just a majestic beast of the field.

Wolf packs tend to claim large territories for themselves, especially if prey is scarce. These territories can be as large as 3,000 square km (1,200 square miles). Wolves may separate from their packs when hunting, so howling becomes an effective way to communicate about location. A wolf’s howl can carry up to 16 km (10 miles) in the open tundra and a bit less in wooded areas.

Another sort of howl is an aggressive howl to other packs. It warns other packs or individual wolves in the area to stay away from the territory.

Video Owner's Note: Wolf pack near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park April 2022. The wolf walked down the street and then started howling. The other wolves ran by as well but were in the rocks and about 20 yards from the street. We counted a total of 8 wolves. The video was taken inside our car in the evening around 7pm. This is possibly the alpha wolf of the 8 Mile or the Rescue Creek Pack.


Responses to "Driver Captures Wild Footage Of Lone Yellowstone Wolf Howling On The Road"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Long time supporter of wolves! That was amazing!

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