Wild ride: Valley highway to wildlife corridorsWild ride: Valley highway to wildlife corridorshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=137032016-07-05T05:00:00Z2016-07-05T20:00:00Z

​​​​​​LOS FRESNOS - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin installing wildlife corridors along SH 100 in early July. 

The Rio Grande Valley is home to the total U.S. ocelot population of 50. 

The ocelot's biggest danger​ is being killed on the highway after leaving a concealed area—the nearly impenetrable Tamaulipas thorn scrub.

According to TxDOT, the wildlife corridor work will begin on July 5 on Hwy. 100 between Share 27 and Palm Blvd. 

The work is expected to continue through November 2017.

Wildlife corridors are tracts of land or habitat that are linked and allow wildlife to travel from one location to another to find food, shelter, a mate and a place to raise their young. 

They are especially important because they ensure genetic exchange between wildlife populations.  ​

Wildlife corridors help wildlife travel to the places where they can find what they need. 

See the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife​ | Texas website and the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

Brownsville Herald
Infrastructure & Transportation

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