It’s a good thing that a highway overpass has been built in Utah that allows wildlife to cross busy highways safely.

We’ve all heard about moose, deer, or even cougars and other animals getting hit by cars on busy roads. Many of these animals are found dead on the road, or they are just ignored by drivers. They are also found on the side of the road, like garbage.

People all over the world do this to animals, and it’s very bad. After all, we humans broke into their homes, changed their land, and built these huge highways.

It’s not clear to them what these things are or how dangerous they are. And even though some of them have quick reflexes, their reflexes aren’t enough to save them all the time.

The good news is that a lot of people are doing their part to help save these animals. One way they’re doing that is by building these overpasses for wildlife on the highway.

People on the internet are happy about how well one was built in Utah. In a video from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, you can see that all the animals are using the Parley’s Canyon Wildlife Overpass, which is a great idea.

“It’s working,” they wrote in the video.

Scott Root, the Conservation Outreach Manager for the Utah DWR, said that this year, they gave the trail camera footage to Utah State University so that they could start a statistical study of how many people use the overpasses on the Utah trail. There is a camera system on the overpass, too, by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). There aren’t any detailed statistics yet, but there will be next year. There have been a lot of deer on the overpass, he said.

Root says Utah DWR and UDOT will work together to build more bridges like this one in the future, he says. However, it’s still too early to know where and how things work.

“UDOT and the DWR were surprised by how many animals had used the overpass in the first two years since it was built,” Root told the New York Times. He also said that 3 miles of wildlife fencing on both sides of I-80 near the overpass helps direct the animals to the overpass.

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Credit : Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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