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Parley’s Canyon wildlife bridge had 706 animal crossings in 2021

Jan 3, 2022, 2:34 PM | Updated: 6:01 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY—The UDOT wildlife overpass that crosses I-80, was created as a bridge for animals to cross to the other side of the canyon, keeping both animals and drivers safe. UDOT uses wildlife cameras to observe the wildlife it helps and this year the overpass had 706 wildlife crossings recorded.

 

According to UDOT, the confirmed crossings of the last year included:

  • 23 species including bird species
  • 414 mule deer crossings
  • 27 porcupine crossings
  • 54 coyote crossings
  • 8 black bear crossings
  • 10 moose crossings

 

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Parley’s Canyon wildlife bridge had 706 animal crossings in 2021