Animals To Be Safeguarded From Drivers in Los Angeles, With The World's Biggest Wildlife Crossing.

The 101 freeway in Los Angeles County, the second-largest city in Southern California that possesses the most nefarious traffic patterns, is all set to get a greenary-rich renovation with an enormous wildlife crossing overpass on planet Earth.

The sweeping advancement of the area along with the surrounding cities has created chambers of isolated habitat that has been sectioned by the vast roads such as the 101, 110, and 405. And since LA County has a large number of mountain lion population, it generates the potential risk of lions attempting to cross the road and thus, being killed by cars.

We know from science what’s going on there, and it’s a little deeper than just that the animals are getting hit by cars,” Beth Pratt of the National Wildlife Federation, one of several partner organizations working on the project, described to Fast Company. “They are becoming genetically isolated because animals cannot move into the small islands of habitat that are created by our freeways.”

Around 2,700 (mostly) private donors have raised $15 million for it. Parts of it have also been facilitated by the Save LA Cougars and the National Wildlife Federation. The designs for the construction of a 165-foot crossing are in the final stages of completion, that will pass over the 101 in Liberty Canyon. To make the crossing silent and shaded to the greatest possibility, the overpass is said to be covered with extra-dense trees and various other vegetation. The sole motive is to make the lions feel comfortable and secure while using it.

The freeway is supposed to connect two regions of wildlife habitat, Malibu Creek State Park/Santa Monica Mountains and Palo Comado Canyon. Some of the richest Hollywood stars have their shares in between these thousands of Oaks and Calabasas. Hopefully, a corridor for the easy passage of lions will be created to help them travel freely to other areas of the mountains.

According to Save LA Cougars, a non-profit set up in support of the project, the bottom will start taking shape on the overpass in 2021 if the fundraising continues. And that’s an extremely good news.

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