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Peacocks go on Parade at Nashville Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 11, 2021 3:30 am

Nashville Zoo Peacocks

Some of the peacocks which are now roaming the paths at Nashville Zoo

Photo Credit: Kate Johns/ Nashville Zoo

Guests at the Nashville Zoo will be sharing the paths with some rather odd looking guests in the coming weeks. Twelve male common peafowl have been given free roam over the zoo.

Yesterday the group of common peafowl were released in to the zoo. Each one is fitted with a colored and numbered leg band which will allow keepers to keep track of them.

Keepers are also looking to feed them each morning at the festival field where they can keep track of all of them and ensure they are healthy.

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Most of the peacocks which are now living at the zoo are the blue coloration while two are colored bronze. Guests are most likely to see them sunning when they will lay on their sides and spread out their wings and legs.

Common peafowl are native to India and Sri Lanka. They are among the world's heaviest flying birds but spend much of their time on the ground.

Peafowl have been domesticated for over 3,000 years and have been kept on pets or on farms. Various color forms including bronze, white-eyed and Indian blue have been bred over the years.

Nashville Zoo Peacocks

One of the peacocks which is exploring the pathways at Nashville Zoo

Photo Credit: Kate Johns/ Nashville Zoo

Learn more about Peacocks here – Peacock Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Nashville Zoo on their website – Nashville Zoo

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