There are many amazing things about Southern California and one of them is the fact that we live in incredibly close proximity to serious megafauna like mountain lions, dolphins and bears. Even though Los Angeles and the surrounding communities constitute one of the world’s greatest megalopolises, creatures like cougars have managed to cope and survive. Freeways are a major problem however. For years wildlife activists and transportation officials have been lobbying for strategically located wildlife corridors to help animals safely cross the freeways that crisscross their habitat. Now the National Wildlife Federation is ramping up efforts to build the first such crossing, which are key to these magnificent animals’ survival. Click here to learn more, get involved and donate, and click here to see a brief but awesome video of a family of cougars filmed in the mountains above Glendora just last month.