November 29, 2023

NEW YORK — Right after almost 24 several hours on the streets, a peacock is now securely back property at the Bronx Zoo

CBS2’s John Dias was in West Farms on Thursday as zoo officials and onlookers stored a close eye on the bird. 

“The peacock who spent final evening in a tree exterior the Bronx Zoo flew again onto zoo grounds less than his possess initiative at 11:19 a.m. We saved an eye on the chicken this early morning as he begun to transfer close to at dawn and completely anticipated him to return to the zoo as he did,” the zoo mentioned in a assertion. “We had confidence in our awareness of hen habits to forecast how he would behave if offered the probability to do so with out interference. We ended up self-assured in our staffs’ capability to manage the condition.

Enjoy John Dias’ report

Peacock back again at Bronx Zoo right after big evening out


It was a surreal sight Wednesday in the Bronx as a peacock casually strolled down East 180th Road by Vyse Avenue.

“It wasn’t like in its comprehensive bloom, but it was like a blueish and it had a extensive tail,” said Jonathan Walton, who walked by the scene of the NYPD and Bronx Zoo officers observing the tree Thursday early morning.

Neighbors took movie of the chicken while on the mobile phone with law enforcement. They tried out to lock it up for its security in front of a household building. The vibrant chook was way too smart, though, and obtained out.  

“It flew straight from East 180th and just flew straight up into this tree,” West Farms resident Sophia Demunn informed CBS2.

Demunn reported she observed the whole matter. 

“I didn’t know that peacocks can fly that substantial so quick,” she extra. “We have raccoons, we have rats, we have skunks, we have possums, and now we have peacocks. They all appear out from the Bronx Zoo at night.”

Bronx Zoo officials stated they think the peacock is theirs, considering that these birds are not native to the Bronx and they have hundreds of no cost roaming peacocks at the zoo. 

For most of the night time and into Thursday morning, it remained perched high up in a tree in the Krystal Backyard garden. Then, it appeared to make its way back to the Bronx Zoo, traveling to distinct trees and then successfully landing again property. 

“Commonly, you you should not see that every day,” explained Walter Card.

On Wednesday, the fowl allegedly bit somebody, but officials say they are generally not violent.