Monday, October 17, 2016

Free-roaming cow on Coney Island dies

My Paper, Thursday, October 13, 2016, Page A1, Top Stories
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/epc/en/2016-10-13/
Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/free-roaming-cow-coney-island-dies-20161013
By Audrey Tan, audreyt@sph.com.sg, mypaper, 13 October 2016


BELOVED BULL
PHOTO: BELOVED BULL
The famed Coney Island animal most likely died of heart and lung complications when it was sedated for a routine health check last month.
PHOTO: NPARKS
Picture posted by The Straits Times on on 17 October 2015

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http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/04/make-judicious-use-of-singapores-green.html



THE famed but elusive Brahman bull on Coney Island died last month during a routine health check.

The National Parks Board (NParks) said yesterday that the animal could not be revived after it was sedated for blood and faecal samples during its annual health check by veterinarians on Sept 28.

NParks is making the announcement only now as post-mortem investigations by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority have just concluded.



Coney Island cow dies, 'will be missed'
PHOTO: Coney Island cow dies, 'will be missed'
A lone bovine fondly referred to as the Coney Island cow is probably frolicking in greener pastures. The National Parks Board (NParks) announced on Wednesday (12 October 2016) that the animal had died, eliciting a wave of sympathy and conspiracy theories online.
The cow was a recognisable part of Coney Island Park and will be missed,” NParks said in a statement. It added that post-mortem investigations showed that the cow had chronic underlying illnesses and that it had likely died of heart and lung complications while sedated for blood and faecal samples during its annual health check by veterinarians on 28 September 2016.
Photo: Lianne Chia
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The results showed the bull had chronic underlying illnesses, and that it had probably died of heart and lung complications while sedated.

"Health checks are necessary for the cow's own well-being and for public health reasons, for example, to prevent the spread of diseases between animals and humans," said NParks in a statement.

"Given its large size, sedating the cow was a standard procedure to ensure the safety of all personnel involved."



Coney Island Park cow dies after being sedated and could not be revived.
PHOTO: Coney Island Park cow dies after being sedated and could not be revived.
The Stomp Team sends its condolences and we are sure that the cow of Coney Island Park will be missed.
"Wasted sia,it'll be cool to have animals roaming around that island" - PoOt
"Oh.....sob...sob...sob RIP NiuGe (牛哥 Niú gē, Cow Brother)." - LonelyHeart
"Poor cow. RIP" -  woodsbury_ •
"Aww can put more cows n monkeys there? Can instantly turn a lonely island into an attraction. Animals wil only be happy if they are free =))" - lele
Photo: Hpility SG
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It was a mystery how the bull had got on the island in the first place, and its age is unknown.

NParks first found it while in the process of setting up the 50ha Coney Island Park.

The park, connected to the mainland by two bridges on its western and eastern ends to Punggol Promenade and Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6, was opened to the public in October last year.



It is still a mystery how the bull got on the island. It could have wandered from Punggol or Lorong Halus, but no one has reported a lost cow.
PHOTO: It is still a mystery how the bull got on the island. It could have wandered from Punggol or Lorong Halus, but no one has reported a lost cow. - Cynthia Choo (Todays)
Photo: Hpility SG
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The cow was sickly and malnourished when it was first found but recovered after foraging naturally on the abundance of vegetation on the island.

"The cow was a recognisable part of Coney Island Park and will be missed," said NParks. However, few visitors had actually seen the elusive, doe-eyed animal.

Gao Kaihui, 28, had been hoping to see it during a trip to the park next week.



Old Bull taking his slow walk
PHOTO: Old Bull taking his slow walk
Posted by Hpility Yeo Hong Peng on 12 October 2016 at 11:49 PM
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Said the healthcare worker: "I had the slightest hope of seeing the elusive bull but I guess it was probably old and NParks had done its duty of providing as much as they could since knowing of its existence.

"It is probably the only lucky bull that has roamed free in Singapore's vastly fast-developing concrete city."



He like to pose for photo!
PHOTO: Raptors Galore on Coney Island
Coney Island, formerly known as Pulau Serangoon, is located at Northeast Singapore. Separated from mainland Singapore previously, both ends of the island are now dammed up and connected to the mainland – forming two new fresh water reservoirs. Punggol Reservoir is on the island’s west and Serangoon Reservoir on its east.
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Coney Island Cycling Path towards the East Gate (Lorong Halus)
PHOTO: Coney Island Cycling Path towards the East Gate (Lorong Halus)
As Coney Island is well isolated from human activities, wildlife inhabitants can be expected. It is a Nature Park, with its wild flora and fauna, undisturbed, and in its natural state for preserving wildlife and biodiversity. - by BESG, Raptors on 19 September 2012
Picture taken on 27 July 2016 at 12:57 PM

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By Audrey Tan, audreyt@sph.com.sg, mypaper, 13 October 2016



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