$25 Million Challenge Grant Made For Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills

The National Wildlife Federation announced Friday that philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation have donated a record $25 million conservation challenge grant to help break ground on a wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills.

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- A plan to build a bridge for wild animals over the 101 has received a major financial boost. The National Wildlife Federation says, they've received a $25 million challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation. The grant requires them to secure another $35 million in funding.

Now, the crossing will give wildlife a way to pass over the 101 in Agora Hills and avoid the hundreds of thousands of cars that pass through the area daily. Now, if funding is secure, the National Wildlife Federation hopes to break ground later this year. And look at this little adorable site in Riverside. It's a baby bobcat, walking gingerly over leaves and branches at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. It even walked right up to the staffer who was taking video.

The bobcat has been seen roaming the garden with its mother and sibling this week, but it's believed they've now moved on to a safer area with fewer people. The Botanic Gardens are in the Box Springs Mountains, so it's common to see wildlife there. But it's rare to have one come up so close to a person. What a little cutie. All right--