Category: <span>Cougars</span>

Los Angeles Magazine | The Cougar Bridge Across the 101 Will Be an Epic Feat of Fundraising
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Los Angeles Magazine | The Cougar Bridge Across the 101 Will Be an Epic Feat of Fundraising

California transportation officials and environmentalists are planning to construct the largest animal crossing on earth to save mountain lions and other threatened species from extinction. The project—a 200-foot-high bridge across ten lanes of the 101 Highway 35 miles from Downtown L.A. so that animals trapped in the Santa Monica Mountains can access feeding and breeding areas across...

The Week | Mountain lions and other wildlife will soon be roaming above a busy L.A. freeway
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The Week | Mountain lions and other wildlife will soon be roaming above a busy L.A. freeway

In order to help mountain lions and other animals struggling with isolation in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles is building the world’s largest wildlife corridor, which will cross busy Highway 101. “The ecosystem needs to be reconnected for all wildlife,” Beth Pratt of the National Wildlife Federation told The Guardian. “Segmentation impacts animals both large and small,...

Smithsonian | California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World
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Smithsonian | California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World

A planned animal overpass set to stretch over Los Angeles’ 101 Freeway has entered its final design phase, Christopher Weber reports for the Associated Press. Dubbed the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing, the 200-foot-long bridge—expected to provide safe passage for lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other wild creatures—is on track for groundbreaking within the next two...

Phys.org | California to build largest wildlife crossing in world
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Phys.org | California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome big cat has become a symbol of the shrinking...