When Animals Encounter Humans: Habitat Loss Stories, Both Tragic and Comic

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"An estimated 6,000 acres of open space is lost each day in the U.S.," reports conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife. "Climate change, pesticides, and road building are all sources which contribute to the stress of habitat loss."

Traffic jams are annoying -- but when a lion is the culprit, they are also a reminder that we are pouring cement all over precious eco systems.

Photo via Hans & Liek/Flickr