(Brookville, Ind.) - It’s no April Fool’s Day joke. The piercing noise of more than two-dozen wolves howling in close proximity has been heard over 1 million times on YouTube.
The video features captivated wolves at the Wolf Creek Habitat and Rescue near Brookville. It’s gone viral, gaining over 1.1 million views on YouTube since it was posted March 25.
The individual who posted the video – using the screen name “thesadistnationx” – said the wolves began howling all at once.
“We visited a wolf sanctuary this past weekend and one of the wolves started howling, which led to a symphony of howls from all 30 of the wolves. It was insane, and we were in one of the pack's cages right in the middle of it all,” the video creator said.
As with many viral videos, this one hasn’t gone without a little controversy. Online comments for the video had to be disabled.
“Comments have been disabled for this video because I was told by the owners of this wolf reserve that they were getting nasty phone calls. These are RESCUED wolves. They are not being held captive. They are treated with love and care, fed, and constantly get exercise and everything they need to live and flourish. It's a beautiful place,” the creator posted.
According to its website, Wolf Creek Habitat and Rescue welcomed seven new wolf puppies earlier this year. The wolves can be viewed at the park for free during regular business hours, but weekend visitors can donate $20 for the opportunity to interact with the wolves. Learn more at http://www.wolfcreekhabitat.org.