Huge wild boar seen running across golf course in Changi

Very majestic.

Belmont Lay | January 28, 2018, 05:53 PM

Wild boars have been showing up all over Singapore.

In Tuas, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Thomson area, Lentor Avenue, Punggol and Pasir Ris, they have either caused accidents by running across the expressway or showed up in urban areas within close proximity to humans and scavenging for food.

Wild boar on golf course

And the latest appearance by one wild boar is at a golf course in Changi:

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This location is believed to be Changi Golf Club.

With its massive bulk, this looks like one of the larger adults. These creatures can grow up to 100kg.

They can run up to 40km/h.

Wild boars are omnivorous mammals that live in the fringe of forests. They feed mainly on seeds, tubers and young plants.

They will sometimes explore urban areas in search of food, like one family did near a bus interchange in Tuas in June 2017.


What to do

The public is advised to keep a safe distance from these animals as it is difficult to decipher if the wild boars are feeling aggressive or provoked.

• Wild boars attack only when they feel cornered and will chase only after they have started attacking.

• Do not corner or provoke the animal, for example, by using flash while taking pictures.

• Leave them alone and watch them from a distance. Going closer and/or feeding them can be dangerous.

• Feeding them will also encourage their return to urban areas, and increase the chances of conflict.

• If you see adult boars with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may attempt to defend their young.