Watch: Wildlife crossings see a surge of interest

A mule deer uses a wildlife crossing in Utah. Credit: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

From overpasses for mule deer and pronghorn near Pinedale, Wyoming, to underpasses for alligators in Florida, wildlife crossings are showing success across the United States in reducing wildlife collisions with vehicles and connecting fragmented landscapes.

“This is the time of the wildlife crossing,” Mike Leahy, director of wildlife, hunting and fishing policy at the National Wildlife Federation, told the New York Times. “This issue has been building for decades and it was like pulling teeth. And now everyone who works on these issues seems to get it.”

The Times collected stories, photos and videos from successful wildlife crossings — just a few of over a thousand such crossings in the U.S.

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