SINGAPORE: A bull which reportedly escaped from a dairy farm in Lim Chu Kang is currently within the premises of Viknesh Dairy Farm, said the farm’s owner.
The farm’s owner, who only gave his name as Mr Manikandan, said the two-year-old calf, called Ganesha, had escaped from its pen on Tuesday (Apr 9).
“The cow did not escape; escape means go outside (onto the) road, go Jalan Besar, go to other places,” said Mr Manikandan. “It did not go outside, it’s inside our farm.”
When reporters visited at noon on Wednesday, a search party of at least 10 people was in the vicinity of the property looking for the bull. Some were seen bashing through thick vegetation adjacent to cow stalls.
The 7-acre farm currently has 36 cows.
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) had said on Tuesday that it was working with the National Parks Board and the farm to locate the escaped animal, and advised anyone who spots the bull to steer clear.
"Members of the public are advised not to approach or provoke the bull," SFA said in a statement.
"The farms in the vicinity have been advised of the escaped bull and to contact the authorities, if sighted," it said.
SFA said that members of the public who spot the bull should report sightings to the Animal Response Centre at 1800-476-1600.