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Wild boar visits mall in Hong Kong

Published 11/05/2015 | 11:31

A wild boar on top of a display rack at a children's clothing store in a mall in Hong Kong. (AP)
A wild boar on top of a display rack at a children's clothing store in a mall in Hong Kong. (AP)

A Hong Kong shopping mall received a visit from a ham-fisted customer on Sunday when a wild boar wandered in and got trapped inside a children's clothing store.

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Video aired by local TV stations showed the boar, which had apparently climbed up a ladder in the shop's back room, punching a hole through the showroom's false ceiling with a hoof.

News reports said the animal was a 25kg, metre-long juvenile female.

A crowd of shoppers, watching from behind a line of police, squealed in amazement as the boar clambered down onto the top of display case, jumped to the floor and skittered around the shop, knocking over mannequins and signs.

The boar was eventually tranquillised by a vet and taken to an animal rehab centre, the South China Morning Post reported.

Wild boars are common in Hong Kong, where they are often found roaming the forested hills of the southern Chinese city.

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