Animals Are Using Utah’s Largest Wildlife Bridge to Cross Safely Above Six Lanes of Traffic

The Utah Division of wildlife resources which also guards the state wildlife has shown a brilliant project. The project includes a highway overpass, and surprisingly all the wildlife are using it. Moreover, the $5 million project has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate and be much safer. However, the bridge’s construction came after 46 deer, 14 moose, and four elk were killed on that stretch of highway. So, the nearly 350-foot-long bridge, which opened in December 2018, is the first of its kind in the state.

In a video posted on Facebook, viewers can watch moose, deer, and elk trot across the bridge. In other clips, black bears wander up and down the path. And in another view, a bobcat carries a small mammal in its mouth while walking across the bridge at night.

Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources has instantly emphasized that the overpass is for animals only. But despite the warnings, cameras have also spotted people walking and skiing across the new overpass. Accordingly, studies of wildlife crossings in Florida, Australia, and Mexico have shown that they save both human and animal lives by preventing collisions.

“Please keep off of this overpass,” Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources notes in the new video’s caption. The point of the overpass, after all, is to keep people and wildlife at a safe distance.

Below you can find the video, as well as some animal pictures screenshotted from the video!

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This video shows various animals — including deer, bears and bobcats — using the Parleys Canyon Wildlife Overpass, which spans Interstate 80 southeast of Salt Lake City.

#1 Cameras near and on the bridge caught a number of different species crossing the I-80 highway throughout the day.

 Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video

#2 Various animals — including deer, bears and bobcats — use the Parleys Canyon Wildlife Overpass. It spans Interstate 80 southeast of Salt Lake City.

Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video


Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video


Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video


Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video


Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video


Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video

#8 Animals are using the structure, allowing them to avoid oncoming traffic. Ultimately, this saves both animal and human lives.

Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video

#9 In the near future, a study will be conducted to know exactly how many lives have been saved by its construction.

Utah Division of WIldlife Services Video

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy


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