Wild boar that injured woman in Yishun caught after 12 days, ‘euthanised humanely’

The hunt for the animal lasted for 12 days where it was eventually captured in Yishun Park.

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Published: 22 March 2022, 1:48 PM

The wild boar that was responsible for the attack of several people recently has been caught and “euthanised humanely for public safety”, said the National Parks Board (NParks) on Monday (Mar 21).

After a week of tracing, NParks officers were able to trap the animal at Yishun Park on Sunday (Mar 20).

The wild boar had been at large since Mar 9 where it went on a rampage in an open area in Yishun, injuring several people and knocking a woman unconscious. The woman was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

The boar was then seen entering Yishun Park, which NPark officers cordoned off for public safety and it had remained closed ever since.

With the capture of the boar, NParks has confirmed that Yishun Park will be reopened for visitors and that they are currently working to remove all hoardings from the park.

Minister of State for National Development and Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, who is also a Nee Soon Group Representation Member of Parliament, announced the capture of the animal on Facebook on Monday as well. 

Associate Professor Faishal mentioned that the people who had encountered the wild boar have been recovering well.

“I would like to thank the residents for your understanding during this period, as well as NParks, and the Town Council for their hard work,” he added.

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