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July 08, 2020 - Washington Post

Pandemic shutdowns saved thousands of animals from becoming roadkill, report suggests

Pandemic shutdowns saved thousands of animals from becoming roadkill, report suggests
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Covid-19 has taken more than a half-million human lives. A new report says it may have saved the lives of thousands of wild animals, if only temporarily.

As states across the country enforced stay-at-home orders from early March to mid-April, road traffic decreased by about 70 percent in California, Idaho and Maine, researchers found. At the same time, the number of car crashes involving deer, bears and other large mammals also dropped across all three states.

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