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Be kind to wild animals, leave them alone

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Tiny Singapore, despite a high degree of urbanisation, has managed to preserve sizeable pockets of nature. In recent decades, some animal species have been re-established on the mainland - otters and hornbills being the most headline-grabbing examples. The increasing wildlife population poses new challenges for humans too.

In November, a woman was injured by a wild boar while walking home in Pasir Ris. Then came news last week that 19 people were facing penalties under stricter laws, which came into effect on June 1 last year, for feeding wild boars. Under the Wildlife Act, first-time offenders found guilty of feeding wild animals can be fined up to $5,000, while repeat offenders face fines of not more than $10,000.

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