Roadkill prevention could save a species from more than just your car

By Sarah Zielinski, 09:32 AM October 3, 2013

Roadkill can be disgusting, a menace to your car or even dinner. For millions of animals, though, an attempt at crossing the road ends in death for them (and for a couple hundred humans in the cars that hit them). For some animal species, these collisions can actually be the factor that tips the population down the path to extinction. Car collisions have taken particularly bad tolls on animals ranging from wombats to Florida panthers.

Determining just which critters are most likely to be hit m...

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