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

SINGAPORE — The wild boar that recently went on a rampage in an open area in Yishun, injuring a woman, has been caught in Yishun Park and "euthanised humanely for public safety", the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Monday (March 21).

A wild boar that appeared in a Yishun coffee shop (pictured) was trapped 11 days later on March 20, 2022 by officers from the National Parks Board.
A wild boar that appeared in a Yishun coffee shop (pictured) was trapped 11 days later on March 20, 2022 by officers from the National Parks Board.
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SINGAPORE — The wild boar that recently went on a rampage in an open area in Yishun, injuring a woman, has been caught in Yishun Park and "euthanised humanely for public safety", the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Monday (March 21).

The capture of the boar by NParks officers on Sunday was announced the next day in a Facebook post by Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State for National Development and Home Affairs. He is a Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Member of Parliament (MP).

In its statement, NParks also confirmed that its officers have reopened Yishun Park for visitors after trapping the wild boar. They are currently removing all hoardings around the park which had been installed for public safety.

"The wild boar was euthanised humanely for public safety," NParks said.

The wild boar had been at large since March 9 after it charged into a woman at the plaza near Block 846 Yishun Ring Road at around 6.50pm. One person was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said then.

Eyewitnesses said the animal had entered a residential area, striking a woman. It then ran into the windowpane of an optical shop and escaped through a nearby coffee shop. It was last seen entering Yishun Park, which had remained closed since March 9.

On Monday, Dr Faishal said that the people who had encountered the wild boar have been recovering well. He thanked residents for their understanding during the park closure, as well as NParks and the Nee Soon Town Council for their efforts.

"NParks officers have been tracking the wild boar in the past week. They had put up the hoarding to ensure public safety and to contain the wild boar," he said, adding that he was glad Yishun Park has been reopened to residents.

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