The howl of a wolf echoing across the forest is one of the most famous sounds in the world. However, it appears that perfecting that spine-chilling cry takes some practice.
Just look at this adorable wolf puppy.
On one of their forest cameras, researchers from the Voyageurs Wolf Project, an organization dedicated to studying the habits of wolves in northern Minnesota, obtained some lovely film.
A young wolf is spotted approaching the camera and giving a few little howls to announce his arrival.
“Listen to some of this wolf pup’s first howls, which were recorded just a few weeks ago!” The Voyageurs Wolf Project penned the piece. “A word of caution: the puppy is rather vocal for a 4-week-old puppy!”
Despite the fact that the wolf pup looks alone on video, other wolves can be heard calling out as well — the young guy’s family, no doubt, utilizing the sound to keep an eye on each other.
With any hope, the pup’s modest howls will one day blossom into a mature voice, booming across his wild home as it did for countless generations before him.