Mountain lions can now roam freely

24 October 2020 # Hope

Officials in California are planning an $87m bridge across a 10-lane highway to allow wildlife a safe crossing between sections of the Santa Monica Mountain range close to Los Angeles. For the region’s endangered mountain lions, this means more freedom to roam – and more mountain lions to mate with.

A 3D model depicting the bridge over Highway 101, connecting two sides of the Santa Monica Mountain range.

 

The bridge, now in its final design phase and slated for completion in 2023, will offer animals safe passage across Highway 101 and has received a reported $13m in private donations.

 

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