- Singapore’s Chek Jawa Wetlands includes six natural habitats and is a great place for biking.
- Wild boars can grow up to 400 pounds and can be very aggressive – even dangerous.
- A wild boar’s diet is made up mainly of 90% plants and 10% anything they come across.
The Chek Jawa Wetlands in Singapore were the scene of a daring crime! This area is usually famous as one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems – a meeting place of six natural habitats which are a sandy beach, a rocky beach, a seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves, and a coastal forest. It covers around 100 hectares and is home to many animals. The best way to explore it is by bike – unless you meet a hungry wild boar and a theft takes place!
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Bikes and Boars!
It’s always lovely to explore natural environments on foot or on a bicycle. It’s kinder to the environment, great exercise, and gives you the time to appreciate the flora and fauna at a slower pace. It also allows you to interact with some animals – if they want to. And this wild boar certainly wanted to!
In this short clip, we see a young lady lose her lunch! The clip opens with her attempting to get back on her bike but the boar has other ideas. It has identified the purple package as a tasty snack and is not going to let it go. She swings her bike around but the boar puts its two front limbs up on the bicycle basket so that it can reach inside. It manages to grab the lunch in its mouth and with a soundtrack of screams and laughter, it heads back into the forest to enjoy the food in peace.
Wild Boar’s Usual Diet
Wild boars are found in Europe, Eurasia, and Asia. They can grow up to nearly 400 pounds and are omnivores. In many parts of the world, they are hunted and eaten by humans and that includes New Zealand, Hawaii, and South Africa. So, perhaps this individual is just getting their own back!
When they are not eating packed lunches, their diet is made up mainly of plants which make up about 90 percent of their intake. Their favorites are young leaves with fruits, grasses, and berries. They unearth bulbs and roots from the ground using their strong snouts. In some regions, they also eat nuts and flowers but will have a try at most things. The animal protein part of their diet comes from eggs, worms, snakes, and lizards. If they come across prey left by another animal, they will also have a go at that!
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