Shing Mun Valley Park, Tsuen Wan. Photos: Wikimedia Commons, AFCD

Two wild boars were caught in the Tsuen Wan area of Hong Kong’s New Territories on Wednesday but were released back into their natural habitat later.

At 11am, a passer-by spotted a male wild boar weighing around 60 kilograms wandering in Shing Mun Valley Park in Tsuen Wan. Police and conservation workers arrived but the animal had moved to a park in Shek Wai Kok Estate, Oriental Daily reported.

Officers closed the entrance of the park and fenced in the wild pig, after which a veterinary officer shot it with a tranquilizer dart. The animal was then taken to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s headquarters for examination.

At 4pm, another male wild boar weighing around 65kg was spotted in Shing Mun Valley Park. Police again called in conservation workers to catch the animal, Apple Daily reported.

No injury was found on either of the two wild pigs and they were released into nature later in the day.