Friday 28 August 2015

Wolf howling

Wolf drawing by Paolo Utmar.
Yesterday evening I took part in the yearly Wolf census in Slovenia, organised by Dinaricum, Slovenia Forest Service and the University of Ljubljana. The aim of this census was to locate a territorial pack of GREY WOLVES Canis lupus by imitating their howling and waiting for response (a bit like this). In different groups we covered a wide area of the Slovenian Karst. Soon after the start of the census, one of the groups located a territorial pack and the mission was already accomplished. Later the rest of us joined the lucky group and under a scenographic bright moon I got to hear my first howling Wolf! Amazing.
For more info about Wolves in Slovenia, I strongly reccomend this video and this site: SloWolf project.