Number one cause of extinction and animal loss of life is man’s encroaching on animal habitats, and one of the biggest offenders is roads. Animals in the wild roam and migrate, so in an effort to reduce road kill, some wonderful engineers have started creating bridges especially for animals.Wildlife Bridges That Will Restore Your Faith In The World.
Canadians really love them. This one is in Alberta.
Some animal bridges are pretty bushy, like this one in New Jersey…
The bridges are designed to blend into the natural environment.
This is another one from the Netherlands.
The Netherlands was one of the first countries to start building ecoducts, or animal bridges.
The bridges, like this one near Banff in Canada, allow animals to safely move between stretches of habitat.
The Netherlands has over 600 wildlife crossings.
In Germany, they even have aqua-ecoducts. Yes, bridges for fish.
Soon, the Southern Hemisphere caught on and started building their own.
This animal bridge is in Singapore.
…while others are positively bald.
Like this one in Germany.
And in Australia, where red crabs get their own bridges.
Japan Railways has built wildlife tunnels to let turtles cross the tracks safely.
Then other animals began demanding their own species-specific bridges. Like this one for monkeys in Brazil.