Official design revealed for wildlife crossing over 101 Freeway to save mountain lions

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We're getting a first look at the official design for a planned wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills to help mountain lions and other animals move safely across wilderness areas.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- We're getting a first look at the official design for a wildlife crossing bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills.

The overpass will give wildlife a way to move safely across wilderness areas.

It aims to help save our endangered mountain lions, as well as other animals that live in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills.

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Several animals have been killed trying to cross that freeway.

This is expected to be the largest wildlife crossing in the world - spanning 210 feet over 10 lanes of highway.

The bridge recently received a $25 million conservation challenge grant from philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation to help break ground on the wildlife crossing.

Construction could begin as early as this fall.

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City News Service contributed to this report.