The 10 Amazing Animal Bridges And Crossings That Save 1000s Of Animals Every Year

It's hard to say how many animals are killed by vehicles around the world every year, but it's estimated that up to one million are killed every day on the roads of the US alone. As you can see from the list below, however, some countries go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their wildlife.

The first animal bridges were built in France in the 1950s, and the longest in the world, called the Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo, can be found in the Netherlands and is over half a mile long! Scroll through this list, compiled by Bored Panda, to see some of the best animal crossings on the planet. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

Crab Bridge On Christmas Island
Crab Bridge On Christmas Island
Source: http://www.faulknerphotography.net/

Wildlife Crossing In The Netherlands
Wildlife Crossing In The Netherlands
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/5sv9gp/in_the_netherlands_we_have_bridges_just_for/

Turtle Tunnel In Japan
Turtle Tunnel In Japan
Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/turtle-tunnel-train-track-safety-japan-railways/

Ecoduct In Banff National Park, Canada
Ecoduct In Banff National Park, Canada
Source: http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/greatest-hits/

Blue Penguin Underpass In New Zealand
 Blue Penguin Underpass In New Zealand
Source: https://www.facebook.com/OamaruBluePenguinColony/videos/1150966378324293/

A Green Wildlife Bridge Over An Autobahn In Germany
 A Green Wildlife Bridge Over An Autobahn In Germany

Ecoduct In Singapore
Ecoduct In Singapore
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/5sx811/in_singapore_we_also_have_animal_bridges/

A Rope Bridge Over The Hume Freeway In Victoria
A Rope Bridge Over The Hume Freeway In Victoria

A Grizzly Bear Emerging From An Underpass After Crossing The Trans-Canada Highway In Banff National Park
A Grizzly Bear Emerging From An Underpass After Crossing The Trans-Canada Highway In Banff National Park
Source: http://highwaywilding.org/

Salamander Tunnels In New England
Salamander Tunnels In New England
Source:http://noahcharney.org/default.html

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