If you’re not a fan of cars and the damage they cause to nature, you’ll love this article. In cities around the world, they’ve been constructing paths, tunnels, and overpasses that allow wild and dangerous animals such as deer, jaguars, and boars to safely cross the road. Many of these structures have been erected to help reduce wildlife-related accidents by minimizing interactions between motorists and wildlife. So the next time you see a creature on the road — stuff that we might call an “accident”— try and think if it could have been prevented by one of these methods.
Monkey Bridge – Brazil
Brazil is a country covered in rainforest and heavily wooded areas. Because of this, the animals of that habitat often find themselves intermingling with their two-legged neighbors. This is dangerous, though, when it comes to speeding cars.
In order to keep wildlife, like monkeys, safe from becoming roadkill, many local areas have put up rope bridges over the roads. This helps the monkeys travel from treetop to treetop, even when there are no trees, and they can do so safely.
Elephant Underpass – Kenya
This animal bridge is not so much for the safety of this animal, but more for the safety of the humans driving on the road. It does protect these majestic creatures from harm, as well, though. Imagine driving in a car and after you round the bend, there is a whole herd of elephants.
Hopefully, the driver was following the speed limit, because if not, it would be a catastrophe for both the driver and the animal. Thus, to protect both the human population and the ever-decreasing elephant population, there are several of these massive underpasses built in Kenya.