Do wolves ever just sing to make music, as we do? YES

“One of the most intriguing elements of wolf howling is what scientists call social glue.
This spreading of good feeling like humans singing around a campfire, feeling closer to one another—it’s that same idea: you howl or harmonize and so reaffirm your social bonds with one another. That’s not surprising. Any pack animal really depends upon the others to survive.”

https://nywolf.org/for-wolves-the-social-glue-is-song/

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Beautiful!

The songs of the wolves, howls are eerie, beautiful and wild.

Our canine voice collection represented was one of the most comprehensive ever.

We then stretched all the howls to the same length, using a process called dynamic time warping, to compare the changes in the tune without including the tempo it was played at.

We found that each species had its own favourite howl shape, a preferred set of changes to their howls to raise and drop the pitch, but that they also used howl shapes preferred by other species, and varied the shapes as they pleased.

The species were like music bands with preferred styles of playing, whether riff-filled like jazz or the pure tones of classical, but were flexible in what they actually played at any given time. So while they had a favourite style, the tune itself varied.

Like musicians, the wolves were influenced by their forebears in the genre, and species shared traits with other canids that were closer to them geographically and genetically. 

https://aeon.co/essays/we-learn-more-about-our-language-by-listenin...

I loved listening to this.....and the intricate harmonies.

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