New video shows deer and other animals crossing Oracle Road wildlife bridge

About two weeks ago, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) installed video and still cameras on the Oracle Road wildlife bridge and wildlife underpass to document animals using the recently completed structures.

Almost immediately, the cameras began documenting wildlife using these safe passages to cross Oracle Road! The AGFD has released the first video of deer using the wildlife bridge. This is incredibly encouraging news as habitat is being connected and wildlife can safely move to find resources for survival. It’s a big win for wildlife! We are proud of the partnership with Sky Island Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, AGFD, Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Regional Transportation Authority that made this possible.

Enjoy the video and stay tuned for more updates. We can’t wait to see what other Sonoran Desert animals will use the wildlife bridge and wildlife underpass.

Watch the video here or visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLcfwGMF7Xk

Read a press release here or visit: http://www.sonorandesert.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SR-77-Deer-Footage-Joint-Press-Release-041816-FINAL.pdf

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A mule deer makes its way across over the Oracle Road wildlife bridge. Photo courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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A coyote enters the Oracle Road wildlife underpass. Photo courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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A javelina exiting the Oracle Road wildlife underpass. Photo courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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