|Wolfs Is Howling (by billyoung, Jul 13th, 2007)
It's really exciting. I like it.
|Exciting (by nautin, Jul 10th, 2007)
I like it. I have heard it many times.
|Shut up ! (by kitty, Jul 9th, 2007)
Really noisy, right? But it's hot !
|Good! (by forestgum, Jun 28th, 2007)
The sound is good even though I don't like wolf at all.
Wildlife ringtone campaign hits a high note
The growls, bugles and chirps of
dozens of rare and endangered species are being heard in cities and towns around
the globe. The Center for Biological Diversity started offering free wildlife
ringtones for cell phones a year ago to educate people about the plight of the
animals, and the campaign enjoyed such success that the environmental group has
collected more ringtones and revamped its website for this year.
The group plans to release an assortment of new ringtones each month, including
the sounds of the African elephant and the Emperor Penguin of the Antarctic,
said Peter Galvin, the group’s conservation director.
“We’ve hit the 100,000th download in over 150 countries,” Galvin said Wednesday.
“It’s pretty interesting. We didn’t realise how much of an international hit it
would become.” The response, he said, reinforces the worldwide movement to save
endangered and rare species.
Available ringtones include the howl of an endangered Mexican gray wolf, the
bellows of an Arctic beluga whale and the calls of dozens of other mammals,
birds and reptiles. Website visitors also can get cell phone wallpaper and facts
for each of the species.
Later this year, the site will be available in Spanish and more ringtones from
species in Latin America will be added, Galvin said. It was Galvin who came up
with the idea for the free ringtones as a way to educate people.
especially the younger, technologically savvy generation. He has even tried
collecting some of the sounds, which has proved to be a difficult task.
He’s going to make another try during a trip next month to Ecuador and Peru. “If
you’re birdwatching, for example, in many cases you may or may not see the bird,
and then getting an actual recording of it is even harder,” he said.
Despite the challenge, all but two or three of the ringtones offered on the site
are from the wild. They’ve been collected by researchers around the world, and
the centre hopes for even more recordings.