8 Awesome Animal Crossings from Around the World

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Cars and animals don’t mix, and when the two collide the results are disastrous–and the bigger the animal, the bigger the disaster. Reports claim car/animal collisions cost us billions of dollars every year.

The responsibility for protecting all creatures, great and small, falls on us. Especially, when animals need to cross the roads we’ve built across their paths.

So, how do we manage this conflict?

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By creating animal crossings that lessen the chances of animals and people from running into each other.

Countries all over the world are getting wonderfully creative with animal crossings. Scroll through these fantastic ways people around the world have thought to minimize danger to animals crossing roads.

1. Crab bridges on Christmas Island

Lying off the coast of Australia, this small island sees thousands of crabs scurry across busy roadways to date and mate. These bridges keep the little romancers safe.

2. Nutty Narrows Bridge in Washington

This special rope bridge keeps squirrels high and safe as they cross the highway.

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3. Wildlife bridge on Flathead Indian Reservation, Western Montana

This pristine preserve keeps animals safe with their own bridge.

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4. Monkey rope bridges in Costa Rica

Sloths and squirrels like them too.

5. The Red Earth Wildlife Overpass of the Trans Canada Highway in Banff National Park

Beautiful and functional.

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6. Wildlife bridge over the A2 in The Netherlands

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7.  Over B38 Highway in Germany

Natural looking and safe for both motorists and animals.

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8. The “Bee Highway” in Oslo

Residents and business owners have teamed up to provide roof top hives and gardens so that bees could fly around the city and have safe places to stop.

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Currently, Europe has the United States beat when it comes to existing infrastructure keeping animals off roadways. But new solutions are getting more consideration before highways are constructed, resulting in less retrofitting and increased safety for humans and animals alike.