Wild boar crashes library glass panel, trapped for 2 hours

Wild boar crashes library glass panel, trapped for 2 hours
STRANGE SIGHT: Pictures of the boar trapped in the library went viral online.

SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - The male boar got trapped in the library for about two hours after it crashed through a glass panel of the rear door in the afternoon, the New Straits Times reported.

Firemen from the Cyberjaya station arrived 10 minutes after the animal entered the library and told those in the building to leave.

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In a statement, MMU chief librarian Kamal Sujak said that staff and students in the library at the time were startled to see the animal.

But he said the firemen, Wildlife and National Parks rangers and the university's safety department managed to get the boar out after almost two hours.

"The animal had likely strayed from the nearby jungle due to the rapid development around Cyberjaya," he was quoted as saying.

Mr Kamal said part of the main library had to be closed to catch the animal, but the main reading hall operated as usual. He added that the situation was back to normal.

The incident and pictures of the animal went viral on the Internet.

But late on Monday, a disturbing image of what apparently transpired at the MMU library began making its rounds on social media. A video shared by animal activist Puspa Rani showed the animal lying bloodied on the library floor, while a man is seen with his foot on it. Furious netizens railed against the method used to capture the boar.

The video had about 400 shares as of yesterday.


This article was first published on January 07, 2015.
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