Say Lin recently completed a National University of Singapore (NUS) research project on the wild boar population in mainland Singapore.
About the facebook page, Say Lin explains "The wild boar is a native animal of Singapore. This fascinating animal has found itself in the spotlight due to recent discussions on the possible management of its population. The media has also portrayed the wild boar in a negative light due to a recent incident at Bishan Park on 22nd June 2012, in which 2 people had minor injuries from an apparent wild boar attack. It is easy to forget that wild boars are a prey species that are unlikely to attack unless threatened. They continue to live peacefully with people in places such as Pulau Ubin and abroad.
This page serves as a platform for anyone who would like to share their memorable experiences with a wild boar in Singapore."
Among the recent posts to the page was Rick's photo of the Mama wild boar at Chek Jawa, tenderly caring for her babies.
more photos of the wild boar at Pulau Ubin.
I even discovered a facebook page on James, the three-legged wild boar at Pulau Ubin. Not everyone wants to eliminate wild boar. Some people are kind to them!
Say Lin kindly featured my photo of the very special people-friendly Priscilla the Pig, who used to accompany visitors out on the intertidal walks at Chek Jawa, before she died in 2004.
Share your photos and stories of positive interactions with wild boar on The Singapore Wild Boar Chronicles facebook page!
- Latest media articles discussing wild boar on wildsingapore news
- About wild boar on the wildsingapore fact sheets