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Residents repair wild boar damage

SINGAPORE — Roughly 50 residents living near the Lower Pierce Reservoir came together this morning (Sep 1) to restore grass patches damaged by wild boars.

SINGAPORE — Roughly 50 residents living near the Lower Pierce Reservoir came together this morning (Sept 1) to restore grass patches damaged by wild boars.

The boars overturn grass patches as they search for food in the park, leaving behind an unsightly mess, said the People’s Association.

Mr Chang Nam Yuen, chairman of the Kebun Baru Vista Neighbourhood Committee, which organised the event, said he was aware that the 50 residents “can’t do much” as the task requires professionals, but they wanted to fulfill a desire to help.

Residents TODAY spoke to said they noticed that the wild boar population has fallen since the National Parks Board (NParks) started culling the pigs last year.

Retiree and resident Russell Ng said he used to see herds of 20 to 30 pigs here, but only solitary pigs since the culling started.

Channel NewsAsia reported in June that 20 boars have been culled since last August.

NParks provided the tools for today’s restoration effort.

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