Howling at the moon? No, but video captures chorus of wolves

Howling at the moon? No, but video captures chorus of wolves
This image taken from video shot by an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist shows a wolf with the Snake River pack howling. Other wolves from the pack respond.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has captured video of a wolf pup howling with other members of its pack in northeastern Oregon.

The department posted the video on its website.

It shows a pup by itself in a forested area. Its howls are answered by other wolves in the distance.

Department spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy says the video was captured by a biologist on July 25.

The pup is a member of the Snake River pack, which was first observed in October in the Snake River wildlife management unit, which borders Idaho and includes the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wilderness.

Dennehy says biologists on Thursday successfully fitted the first member of the pack with a radio-tracking collar.

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