Category: Wildlife Crossing Updates

Backpacker | No, That Mountain Lion Wasn’t “Stalking” a Runner
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Backpacker | No, That Mountain Lion Wasn’t “Stalking” a Runner

A viral video of a mountain lion has inspired headlines about the cat “stalking” the runner who recorded it. But that’s not what the clip shows. Beth Pratt has a problem with headlines like those. “‘Stalking’ implies you’re hunting something, right?” she says. “I always say this: If a mountain lion is stalking you to...

CBS Los Angeles | ‘Largest Of Its Kind In The World’: Plans For 101 Freeway Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills Released
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CBS Los Angeles | ‘Largest Of Its Kind In The World’: Plans For 101 Freeway Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills Released

A planned wildlife crossing across the 101 Freeway between Agoura Hills and Calabasas, which will eventually be the largest of its kind in the world, is scheduled to break ground in 2021, according to new plans released Wednesday. “This crossing will save the local mountain lion population from extinction, stand as a global model for...

The Wall Street Journal | Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look
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The Wall Street Journal | Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look

Photo Credit: Jeff Burrell – Wildlife Conservation Society Why did the black bear cross the road? Actually, it didn’t—because it didn’t have to. A motion-activated camera shows that the bear in question took an overpass—essentially a large, camouflaged arch—that gracefully carves over U.S. Highway 93 in Montana, just north of the town of Evaro at the...

The New Yorker | Lions of Los Angeles
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The New Yorker | Lions of Los Angeles

Photo Credit: National Park Service It was drizzling and gray, late fall, on the old Rickards Movie Ranch, high in the Santa Monica Mountains, in rural, red-state western Malibu. Bleached skulls were tacked to the outside wall of a stage-set saloon; rusting wagon wheels leaned at angles. A hand-painted sign announced a “Public Hanging, 5PM.”...

DW | LA Lions to Roam Over Freeway
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DW | LA Lions to Roam Over Freeway

Photo Credit: National Park Service Planning has started on the largest wildlife crossing in the world. The privately-funded bridge would allow the endangered Santa Monica mountain lion and other species to dodge safely the insanity of LA traffic. The Ventura Freeway, known to locals as the 101, is a relentlessly busy east-west road that carries...