As roads continue to be built through wildlife habitats, countless animals have their lives cut short by oncoming cars every year. It’s easy to see why — animals need to get from point A to point B, and sometimes, there’s a road between there. How are they supposed to comprehend what a car is or the damage it could do to them?
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has come up with a solution that has been remarkably effective, implementing a highway overpass to help local wildlife get to their destinations without having to risk crossing multiple busy roads. Parley’s Canyon Wildlife Overpass was constructed over Interstate 80 about two years ago, and the DWR recently released a video showing a sample of the animals who have used it safely.
The initiative has been helpful not only to animals, but to motorists whose own lives could be put at risk by crashing into deer, moose, or other large wild animals. How great would it be if every highway had one of these positioned over it?
Check out the heartwarming video below: