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Otters seen eating fish at condominium along Alexandra Canal, upsetting residents

A dozen otters entered The Crest condominium near Alexandra Road on Tues afternoon, upsetting residents as they ate almost all the fish kept in the estate. The condominium is located next to Alexandra Canal. Resident Veron Tan told…

2 stung in Sentosa: Stingrays common around S’pore but docile unless disturbed, say experts

Stingray sightings are a common occurrence in the waters around Singapore and they are known to be docile unless disturbed, said experts who were responding to reports of two recent incidents involving the creatures off Sentosa beaches. A…

Hungry hornbill yanks songbird from cage, ruffles netizens’ feathers

Love them or hate them — pet birds have been singing (and waking us up in the morning) from their cages in Singapore. One such songbird met an untimely end in the beak of a hungry hornbill. In…

Man stung by stingray at Tanjong Beach in Sentosa

A 38-year-old German man was stung by a stingray at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach on Mar 28, one of two beach-goers stung in separate incidents that day. In a post on NSS’ FB page on Sat, Mr Benjamin Koellmann…

By moonlight and warm weather: Hard corals in S’pore take their cues from environment to spawn

The “Singapore sakura” is now in bloom, with pretty pink flowers adorning the crowns of the trumpet trees here. But there is another “flowering” spell underway, unseen to many. Hard corals in Singapore’s waters are spawning – releasing…

Researcher of giant clams is first from S’pore to receive prestigious fellowship in marine conservation

A local scientist is the first from Singapore to receive a prestigious fellowship in marine conservation under the global research organisation Pew. Dr Neo Mei Lin, 34, a NUS researcher who specialises in giant clams, was on Wed…

2 fined $2,500 for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris

Two individuals were fined $2,500 on Wed for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris Industrial Park on separate occasions. Muhammad Firoz Mohd Amin, 41, and Serene Pan Shiying, 32, each pleaded guilty to intentionally feeding wildlife without the…

Wild boar population managed in holistic way

We refer to the forum letters about the wild boar incidents lately. NParks takes a holistic and science-based approach to managing the wild boar population. For example, NParks carries out population surveys and research studies to understand the…

Some residents in Thomson tell how they live with brutish wild boars and hungry monkeys

Residents along Old Upper Thomson Road are used to seeing wildlife, with many of their homes a stone’s throw away from nature. These animals are not so much of a nuisance to them, although the residents have also…

Teach kids that cruelty will not be tolerated

Ms Denise Chong’s opinion piece suggests that parents must be accountable for inculcating civic-mindedness and respect for others – fellow Singapore residents, animals or plants – in their children (When children are allowed to throw stones at, feed…

Seletar owl rescued by Acres after flying the coop

Bird enthusiasts at Hempstead Wetlands Park on Sun witnessed the moment a fledgling owl left its nest and crashed to the ground, with Acres later called in to rescue the distressed animal. Bird enthusiast Alex Low was called…

Part of Cross Island MRT Line worksite to be moved into country club to protect endangered monkeys

A worksite on CRL will be downsized and partially shifted into SICC so that indigenous monkeys that roam the area will not be endangered. The A1W1 site will now be about 150m from a tree canopy link over…

Hard corals can thrive more on sloping seawalls than vertical ones: NUS Study

Seawalls are increasingly being used as a buffer to protect coastlines from the effects of time and tide, and new research has found that these structures may not be incompatible with life underwater. Sometimes, they can bloom with…

When children are allowed to throw stones at, feed wildlife

On two different days, two sets of parents and children threw food crumbs at the fish and other wildlife in local parks to amuse themselves. On another day, children flung rocks at helpless terrapins as a guardian watched.…

Before there was Dover Forest, there was the Lower Peirce golf course saga of 1992

Just minutes at the Lower Peirce Trail will remind you of the ordinary magic of paying attention. When I get out of my Grab, Bing, the photographer, is crouched in the vegetation lining the trail entrance, observing something.…

An old frog finds a new home in the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Visitors to the Botanic Gardens at night may hear the call of a small orange frog, a once common sound which is now rarely detected across the island. Researchers at NParks announced on Sat they have successfully introduced…

People feeding wildlife doing more harm than good: Experts

They may do it with the best of intentions, but people who feed wild animals are contributing to the rise of “beast versus man” encounters in Singapore. Recent incidents, such as the wild boar rampage in Punggol and…

Studies done to manage boar distribution: NParks

NParks carries out population surveys and research studies to understand the distribution of wild boars throughout Singapore’s nature areas. Dr Adrian Loo, group director of wildlife mgmt at NParks, said: “Such studies enable us to closely monitor the…

Choose more humane solutions other than culling wild boars

The culling of wild boars in Singapore is too extreme a measure (Option of culling wild boars has been too readily dismissed; Wildlife important, but protect humans and property too, both Mar 1). I have two suggestions. First,…

New firefly species found, first such discovery here in more than a century

Researchers here have identified a new species of luminous firefly, the first such discovery made in Singapore since 1909. The Singapore firefly (Luciola singapura), which is less than 5mm long, was discovered in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest,…

Why did the otters cross the road in Tiong Bahru?

A group of otters were spotted out and about on a family outing in Tiong Bahru on Sun morning. Stomp contributor Paul saw the adorable family crossing the road from Eng Watt Street to Kim Cheng St at…

The awkward adventures of a Singaporean urbanite in a city in nature

Inspired by the online buzz around Clementi Forest, I decided late last year to venture into the thick of it all. My interest was piqued by the prospect of finding the Jurong Railway since abandoned in the 1990s…

Interactions with wildlife teach us to tolerate differences

Remember that neighbour whose baby’s wailing keeps you up at night or the ones upstairs who make you strike your ceiling with a broomstick to let them know their footsteps are too loud? Wild boars and urban animals…

Kids left screaming and in tears after monkey gatecrashes picnic at West Coast Park

A monkey gatecrashed a picnic at West Coast Park and made off with a box of grapes, leaving children in shock and tears. Stomp contributor Lim took a video of the incident that occurred on Sat. In the…

Forum: Option of culling wild boars has been too readily dismissed

The number of wild boar incidents involving humans so far this year has raised concerns about personal safety near nature reserves as well as in HDB estates. NParks and nature activists have given advice on how to reduce,…

Wildlife important, but protect humans and property too

The increased incidence of wild boar attacks is disconcerting. While it is important to protect wildlife and maintain wildlife diversity, at some point, we need to balance this with the impact on humans and property. Wild animals pose…

Wild boar appears to be conditioned by feeder, Acres on viral video of man lulling animal to sleep

Considering the recent string of wild boar attacks in Singapore that left several people injured and traumatised, netizens were floored when a man seemed to charm the animal with a couple of words. In a video shared on…

Feeding wildlife a major reason for spike in wild animal numbers: NParks

Feeding is a major reason for a spike in wild animal numbers, NParks noted, and preventing their feeding by people is one of its key animal mgmt strategies. With more development projects in the works, animals are coming…

Wild boar caught after attacking Punggol resident, NParks officer

A wild boar that has been spotted roaming around the Punggol area has been caught, but not before injuring a resident and a NParks officer who was trying to help her. Both of them have since been taken…

Leaving wild boar alone is not the solution to minimising conflicts

The increased frequency of wild boar attacking humans in Singapore is concerning. Wild boar are considered dangerous animals with the potential for spreading zoonotic diseases. The danger that such wild animals poses to the public cannot be mitigated…

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