The wildlife conservation group WWF said on Friday that a hunter in the southern Philippines had shot and killed a wild boar after it was spotted at the foot of a mountain in the Korok National Forest.
“The poacher and his poacher partner were attacked by two boar hunters on Thursday morning at a remote area located at Korok,” said the group’s spokesperson, Jair Bolsonaro.
“The boar was taken to the local wildlife hospital and later died.”
A video posted on YouTube shows the boar, which is believed to be a male, walking on a rock near a small river where a small herd of wild boars have been known to congregate.
The hunter and his partner were killed when the boars were killed, according to a statement from the Philippine National Parks (PNP) in Sarangani.
A hunter who has not been named has been arrested in the incident, Bolsonaco said.
The PNP did not say when the attack occurred.