Poor Sambar Deer died along Mandai Road

Unfortunate death of Sambar Deer at Mandai Road

Poor Sambar Deer. Pls beware when driving along Mandai Road.

Posted by Muhd Iqbal Zai on Saturday, 3 February 2018

A Facebook post shared on 3rd February 2018 showed a male sambar deer lying motionless by the road side along Mandai Road.

Photos showed a strong evidence that the deer was hit by a vehicle.

There was blood in its mouth, forelimbs and surrounding grass patches.

Posted by Muhd Iqbal Zai on Saturday, 3 February 2018

The deer is evidently seen struggling in pain in its final moments. (Sigh!)

Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore) (ACRES) was contacted shortly, but the sambar deer was declared dead.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) was then informed to collect the carcass.

Online, someone stood up for the driver and said he was hurt as well.

In recent times, deers have often been sighted at Mandai Road. (see here and here)

Drivers are advised to slow down and drive cautiously to avoid roadkill.

It is believed that they are about 20 sambar deers in the wild in Singapore.

They are believed to have ended up out in the wild after a group of them escaped from the zoo.