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With a new wildlife crossing unveiled in the Utah this month, we scoured the internet for some more amazing examples of creature-crossings from around the world.
Ten interesting wildlife crossings from around the world
As the humans species spread around the planet, we have built anexpansive network of roads and travel routes, often right through the middle of pristine wilderness. While these roadways allow us to travel virtually anywhere, animals can often get caught in the middle of the road and get hurt or killed. To remedy this problem, engineers have begun building ‘animal bridges’ across highways to help wildlife cross safely. Check out 10 of the coolest and most interesting wildlife crossings from across the globe. This short list is far from comprehensive and is in no particular order. Added at the bottom are a couple of bonus videos of other animal-assists you may not have heard of.
Spectacular Wildlife Overpass Stunning wildlife ? overpass, built to reconnect parts of a nature reserve in the Netherlands Source: Facebook/BrightVibes
11. Blue Penguin Underpass, Oamaru The blue penguins are happily taking to their new underpass - the first of its kind in New Zealand! This underpass helps provide safe passage for the penguins from the harbour to their nests across the busy road. To monitor the use of the passage, we set up a few cameras. With a little light at the end of the tunnel to guide the way, the little blues just waddle on through! Source: Facebook/OamaruBluePenguinColony
In the face of species loss and habitat destruction, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless to improve things. But any action you take, no matter how small, will help restore the world to its natural balance. If millions of other people do the same, there's hope that we can permanently reverse current trends. Here are 10 things you can do to help wildlife, ranging from keeping your cat indoors to contributing to reputable wildlife preservation organisations.