It might be an unfortunate reality, but animals have to adapt to us more than we do to them. We’ve got the tools, we build the roads, we drive the bulldozers. As we continue our relentless encroachment on animal habitats, we force our feral neighbors into unsafe living conditions, often bordering busy highways and other roads. As highways often bisect delicate ecosystems, the animals living there find themselves separated and isolated, endangering the ones that try to cross over.
To solve this problem, wildlife crossings are being built across highways all over the world. No, I’m not talking about the classic N64 game. Wildlife crossings are bridges or overpasses that extend over highways, allowing wildlife to cross safely. Often intended to blend into the natural environment, the crossings tend to be pretty creatively designed. From the Netherlands to Australia, these are the coolest wildlife crossings in the world.