Family of wild boars takes a dip in the fountain outside Bank of China tower

Wild boars take a day trip to a fountain outside the Bank of China tower in Central on Sept. 24, 2020. Photo via Facebook
Wild boars take a day trip to a fountain outside the Bank of China tower in Central on Sept. 24, 2020. Photo via Facebook

Where’s the best place in Hong Kong to cool down on a sweltering day?

According to this family of wild boars, a quick swim in the picturesque fountain outside the Bank of China Tower will do just the trick.

A picture circulating on Facebook groups shows four or five boars casually paddling in the fountain on Garden Road in Central yesterday. A security guard, holding a phone in one hand and a walkie talkie in the other, appears torn between catching this for the ‘gram and calling for help.

One compilation of the viral videos shows the boars congregated at the side of the fountain, presumably before they wandered in.

In another clip, a boar navigates the design intricacies of the fountain, wading under a concrete slab and emerging on the other side.

One of the boars—which for some reason seems to have strayed from the pack—skids and tumbles down the sloped fountain. When it regains its footing, it appears slightly dazed as it stands amid the well tended flora.

Coconuts Hong Kong reached out to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on whether authorities were alerted to the boars’ midday outing.

By our records, boars seem to have taken quite the liking to city life. Earlier this month, a boar was filmed strolling through the hipster neighborhood of Kennedy Town, passing a popular cafe while completely unfazed by the small paparazzi of bewildered humans.

Keep at it, boars. We don’t blame you for exploring all that Hong Kong has to offer.

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