Outside Animals

Indian blue peafowl Pavo cristatus

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

Diet at 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