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Indian Blue Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

NATURAL HABITAT
The peafowl is found in moist and dry deciduous forests and prefers sites where water is available.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Seeds, insects, fruit, small mammals and reptiles
IN THE ZOO – Fruits, vegetables, seeds and meat

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Males are referred to as peacocks, females are peahens and offspring are peachicks
  • Have 11 different calls
  • Males have an extravagant train of feathers
  • Males don’t develop the long train of feathers until age two
  • Several peacocks roam freely on Zoo grounds all year long
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400