Perhilitan translocates foraging wild boar in Shah Alam neighbourhood

Selangor Wildlife and National Parks Department director Wan Mohd Adib Wan Mohd Yusoh confirmed one wild boar has been caught recently at Bukit Bandaraya in Shah Alam.

ONE of the wild boars that have been rummaging through rubbish and eating food scraps from toppled bins outside homes in Section U11 in Bukit Bandaraya, Shah Alam has been trapped.

The Selangor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has intensified efforts to manage the wild boar population by setting up traps around the forest's outer boundaries for the purpose of catching and translocating the animals.

Selangor Perhilitan director Wan Mohd Adib Wan Mohd Yusoh confirmed that “an adult wild boar was trapped earlier this month and translocated”.

“Our continuous operation to trap and translocate the wild boars is to reduce conflict between wild boars and people.

“Active monitoring is still being carried out. Sightings of wild boars at Section U11 have become more frequent as wild boars wander into the housing area as the neighbourhood borders the forest,” he said.

He said that the department had conducted 30 wildlife conflict control operations from 2022 until March 2024.

A total of six wild boars have been caught and translocated to protect public safety, added Wan Mohd Adib.

On April 19, StarMetro had reported that Bukit Bandaraya Residents Association (BBRA) chairman Hasnor Mohd Jan had said one adult wild boar with several young ones were often seen along Jalan Gunung Nuang U11/26 and U11/32.

News on the wild boars had gained wide traction across social media.

He added the animals would run up a hillock off Jalan Gunung Nuang U11/36 and enter the neighbourhood from a private land that has a path linked to Bukit Cherakah and the Shah Alam National Botanical Gardens.

Bukit Bandaraya in Section U11 has 208 houses known as Emillia and Collaris.

Residents have had to put up with wild boars since 2014 but the frequency of such occurrences had increased.

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