Most Singaporeans not so wild about wildlife neighbours

A macaque stealing a bottle at MacRitchie Reservoir. When it comes to creatures that can sting, bite or create mischief, people prefer that the animals are moved away from their living space rather than be left alone, a joint survey by two universiti
A macaque stealing a bottle at MacRitchie Reservoir. When it comes to creatures that can sting, bite or create mischief, people prefer that the animals are moved away from their living space rather than be left alone, a joint survey by two universities showed. ST FILE PHOTO

Most S'poreans prefer to relocate animals spotted near their homes than to leave them alone: Survey

As Singapore blossoms into a city in a garden, wildlife encounters will no longer be as rare as hen's teeth.

But Singaporeans seem to have some way to go before they embrace all such meetings wholeheartedly, particularly when it comes to creatures that can sting, bite or create mischief.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2019, with the headline 'Not so wild about wildlife neighbours'. Print Edition | Subscribe