Believed Extinct in the Wild, Singing Dogs Found in Indonesia

First studied in 1897, the rare New Guinea “singing dog” exhibits a vocalization pattern like a humpback whale—a long, drawn-out call that’s distinctly different from a dog’s bark or a wolf’s howl. Researchers suspected the singing dog went extinct after going unseen in the wild since the 1970s (there are roughly 200-300 in captivity around the world, however). But new evidence suggests that a pod …

Lacoste Replaces Croc Logo for Endangered Species

Few logos are as familiar as Lacoste’s crocodile and, for the first time in the brand’s history, the reptile was replaced by not one but 10 other animals. To celebrate the launch of Lacoste and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s three-year partnership (called Save the Species), 1,775 of the classic T-shirts were adorned with endangered species—from the Vaquitas (a type of porpoise) to …

Dating Site for Gorillas Might Keep the Species Alive

From a studbook to a reproductive-management center, many advanced resources have been put into the protection of western lowland gorillas, a species that’s considered critically endangered. One such component happens to be a dating site, built upon an algorithm developed in the late ’80s (which predates human dating sites and apps). It’s all a part of the Washington-based Association of Zoos and Aquariums’s Gorilla Species …