Welsh Department for Economy and Transport said 444 animals were found dead on Wales’ roads in 2016 and 2017.
But further research by Confused.com suggests these figures could be even higher, as 40% of Welsh motorists admit they have hit an animal while driving.
Some animals are more likely to fall victim to roads than others. In fact, badgers were the most killed animal over the last two years with a total of 192 deaths – accounting for 43% of the animals found on Wales’ roads.
For animal lovers, it’s worth being mindful when driving in certain areas, as the data also reveals some roads are more of an animal death trap than others.
In fact, the data reveals that the A40, which stretches from the Wales/England border, through the Brecon Beacons and up to Fishguard, saw the highest number of animal deaths in 2016 and 2017. In the two-year period, 124 animals were killed on the road, including one wild boar and one otter.
After the A40, the M4 was the next road-kill corridor, then the Heads of the Valleys A465.