Wild boar saunters into Wong Chuk Hang station, startling morning commuters

A wild boar was spotted walking through Wong Chuk Hang Station Tuesday morning. Photo: Facebook/Ken Tso
A wild boar was spotted walking through Wong Chuk Hang Station Tuesday morning. Photo: Facebook/Ken Tso

Hong Kong is home to one of the most efficient transportation systems in the world—even our wildlife agree.

Videos shared to Facebook on Tuesday showed a wild boar sauntering into Wong Chuk Hang MTR station in Hong Kong’s south side, startling many who didn’t expect their morning commute to be joined by a four-legged traveler.

In one clip, the boar is seen on a pedestrian bridge walking into Exit B of the station. In another, it is inside the concourse, strolling past the entry gates and Octopus card top-up machines.

“Wow, the wild boar is going to take the MTR,” a man who filmed one of the videos said.

Wild boar sightings are common in Hong Kong, where about 1,800 to 3,300 of them are estimated to live in the rural corners of the city. According to The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, wild boars are wary of human contact, but may become aggressive if provoked.

They occasionally find their way to the city’s hipster coffee shops and shopping malls. Last summer, a video went viral showing a family of boars taking a dip in a fountain outside the Bank of China building in Central.

In an emailed response to Coconuts, MTR said staff managed to coax the boar out and that the station’s services were not affected.

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