Wild boars back in captivity
Four wild boars that had been roaming around in a forest between Tessenderlo and Averbode have been caught.
The four wild boars that have been roaming around in a forest between Tessenderlo (Limburg province) and Averbode (Flemish Brabant) have been caught. Staff from the Bird and Mammal Sanctuary in the Limburg municipality of Heusden-Zolder took the creatures into captivity on Monday.
They are now being looked after at the sanctuary.
The wild boars are tame and they even approached walkers in the forest to beg for food.
As the animals are so tame, they will not be released back into the wild.
The Flemish Forestry and Wildlife Institute has taken DNA-samples from the boars.
Chief foresters will be given the results of the DNA tests to compare with samples taken from other wild boars that have been released into the wild.
According to the Bird and Mammal Sanctuary, there is no doubt that the animals were released into the forest by hunters.