CCTV cameras set up in Hillview to monitor wild boars

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed in Hillview to monitor the wild boar situation there, following an attack which left a man injured. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) yesterday said the cameras have
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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed in Hillview to monitor the wild boar situation there, following an attack which left a man injured.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) yesterday said the cameras have been installed temporarily at a forested area behind HillV2 shopping mall and close to Hillview Rise - areas where wild boars may emerge from.

"The footage from the cameras will help us better understand the presence or movement of any wild boars in the area. Should wild boars be sighted, AVA will assess the situation and take the necessary mitigation measures," an AVA spokesman said.

The AVA also intends to put up signs at specific locations to warn motorists to watch out for wild animals, and erect barriers so animals cannot go onto roads.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2017, with the headline 'CCTV cameras set up in Hillview to monitor wild boars'. Print Edition | Subscribe