The lion tailed macaque, a rainforest dweller prefers the upper canopy of moist evergreen forests. There was a time when their numbers thrived. Then their forest habitat started fragmenting and this led to a drop in their numbers. Lion tailed macaques were killed while crossing the highways .
Today, there are beautiful bridges that connect the upper canopies of the trees on either side of the Valparai forest highway. These bridges have been built keeping the lion tailed macaque in mind and is aimed at preventing these primates from getting down from their trees and crossing the forest highway on foot.
A lot of effort from the forest department and the locals is key in building and maintaining these bridges.
What a wonderful humane solution!