Wild boar captured at airport reportedly put to sleep

Wild boar Hong Kong

Reports are emerging that the wild boar that was captured at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday has been put to sleep following veterinary examination.

According to the Wild Boar Concern Group on Facebook, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) found that the boar had sustained injuries to its foot and was unable to stand. They reportedly decided to put the animal to sleep for humane reasons, as wounds of this type are difficult to recover from.

The boar was captured at around 2.30pm yesterday, after it was spotted on the North Perimeter Road section of the airport apron. A second boar was also seen at around 6.30pm the same day, however jumped into the sea and swam away before it could be caught.

Image: Facebook video screenshot, shared by @wildboarconcerngroup

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