Roadkill: Sambar deer dies on Singapore expressway (Videos)

A Sambar deer that was found dead along the Bukit Timah Expressway last night. Photos: Junior Wild/Facebook, SGRV Admin/Facebook
A Sambar deer that was found dead along the Bukit Timah Expressway last night. Photos: Junior Wild/Facebook, SGRV Admin/Facebook

A wild animal fell victim to traffic on an expressway last night. 

At around 9pm, an adult Sambar deer was hit by a vehicle and killed along the Bukit Timah Expressway toward Woodlands.

Videos circulating online showed the deer, with no antlers, laying lifeless in the middle of the road. A van and motorcycle were seen parked on the side not too far off, but it was not clear if they were involved in a separate accident. 

A traffic officer in another video was seen blocking off the lane where the deer was at.

Another close-up video showed the deer had been moved onto the grass on the side of the road. The deer had a huge gash on its side and face.

The area is located near Singapore’s animal parks, which is covered in forested areas and home to dwindling wildlife. Several wild animals are occasionally spotted crossing the roads.

A 140-meter Mandai Wildlife Bridge was built recently to allow animals to cross from one part of the reserve to the other. The Mandai Wildlife Group said earlier this year that animals such as owls, civets, fruit bats, and many others, have been spotted crossing the bridge.

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