What Are Wolves Really Howling At?
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Wolves don't actually howl at the moon.
Wolves use howling to communicate.
When wolves are alone- they use their howl to find their pack.
When wolves are with their pack, they howl to announce themselves and establish their territory.
Wolves are nocturnal.
So, a lone wolf howling at night is likely just trying to find their pack— full moon or not.