If you come across a native wild animal in Singapore please, in most instances, leave him/her where he/she is. As a city island, these animals have learnt to adapt in the urban environment. As a result, we tend to see them often. Removing wild animals from their natural habitat is a criminal offence for the majority of species in Singapore.
If you find a wild animal who is obviously in distress or severely injured, you can call the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Hotline on 97837782 using these pointers:
- Describe the animal to the rescue officer (Type of animal, size, colour, markings/distinct features)
- Describe any injuries
- Let them know if any other animals are near by
- Send a text message of the animal’s photo to 9783 7782 (You can WhatsApp us too)
The following are useful guidelines to follow if you are concerned about a wild animal: