Adult wild boar with piglets charges at golfers at S'pore Island Country Club

Very sudden.

Ashley Tan | June 23, 2020, 06:07 PM

There's been a baffling number of wild boar encounters around Singapore in the past few days.

And it seems that yet another wild incident apparently transpired last week.

Charged towards golfers

A video was uploaded to Facebook on June 22, apparently filmed by one Jay Yip who happened to be at the scene.

The short clip shows a wild boar charging up the hill, and swerving towards several golfers.

The golfers dodge, and one man appears to swing his golf club towards the boar. It is uncertain if he made contact.

When the camera readjusts, the boar is seen fleeing to the other side of the golf course, followed by four piglets.

According to the post's caption, the adult boar was a mother trying to protect its young, and was somehow provoked by the golfers who were about to tee-off.

You can watch the full video here.

NParks managed wild boar populations carefully

In response to queries from Mothership, the Director of Wildlife Management at the National Parks Board (NParks), How Choon Beng, said the agency is aware of the video, and is working with SICC to strategically set up fencing to manage the movement of wild boars in the area.

NParks states that when it comes to the management of wild boar populations, they take a "carefully considered approach".

This involves habitat modification, population ecology studies, managing their movement, relocation and even culling.

NParks' approach takes into consideration the situation, location, health and behavioural conditions of the wild boars.

Licensed hunters have previously been hired to cull wild boars at SICC. However, Mothership understands that these hunters were private contractors hired by SICC.

Please don't approach wild boars

Members of the public are urged not to approach or attempt to feed wild boars. First-time offenders caught feeding wildlife could be fined up to $5,000, and repeat offenders could be fined up to $10,000 under the Wildlife Act.

If you encounter a wild boar, remain as calm as possible and move slowly away from the animal. Keep a safe distance and do not corner or provoke it.

Adult wild boars that are seen with young piglets can be more dangerous and members of the public should keep a distance and leave them alone

If you encounter a wild boar, you can call the Animal Response Centre at 1800-476-1600 or contact NParks at to report any wild boar encounters.

Mothership has reached out to SICC for comment and will update the story when they reply.

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Top photo from Aloysius Fong / FB