Posted November 05, 2018 03:40:24 A Tasmanian wildlife rehabilitator has found a lucky escape when a wild boars escaped from a Tasmanian zoo.
Photo: ABC News Tasmania Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre manager Matt Keneally said the male was captured near the Tampines Zoo and was taken to a nearby wildlife centre where he was reunited with his mother and two younger sisters.
“He was taken there by two people with dogs and a couple with a truck.
It was very lucky.
He managed to get out of there in the truck,” Mr Keneals said.
“It was pretty chaotic.” “
Mr KENEAL said the boar was “very shy” and the group had to help him into a truck and back to the Tampsines Zoo where they could be monitored by vets. “
It was pretty chaotic.”
Mr KENEAL said the boar was “very shy” and the group had to help him into a truck and back to the Tampsines Zoo where they could be monitored by vets.
“They’re very protective of their young,” Mr Mears said.
Mr KEREAL said one of the other boar’s sisters had a tattoo on her chest which was a message for her “the boar is not your enemy”.
“The boar had a little sign in his chest that said ‘I am not your opponent’, so that is kind of a message that the boars are not our enemy,” Mr Boles said.
A man and a woman were also involved in the rescue.
“I think he was probably about six or seven weeks old, but he was in quite a bad state,” Mr Foulds said.
The male boar will be released back into the wild after his rehabilitation.
Mr Moles said the animals were treated with “love, respect and love for each other”.
He said he hoped the boaring population would grow in the future.
“People have been doing a lot of work over the last couple of years to get the boarr population up,” Mr Gillett said.
He said the group wanted to continue to monitor the population in the wild, and the rehabilitation centre was hoping to be in a position to keep track of it.
“We’d like to be able to be monitoring it every time they come back,” Mr Clements said.