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Wolves howl in a regional accent.
Dr. Arik Kershenbaum, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, explained that the sounds of animals are different – predators from Europe are different from their counterparts in North America.
A scientist specializing in animal vocal communication explains that European wolves have a more flat howl than the North American creatures.
This means that wolves do not always understand each other when they encounter predators from another region.
Speaking on the Instant Genius podcast, Dr. Kershenbaum said: “We think wolves in different parts of the world are really very, very different.
“So a European wolf can get a little confused if it hears an Arctic wolf and doesn’t know what to do about it.”