Tuesday 27 June 2017

Missing peacock flies back to zoo

The peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo in New York (AP)
The peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo in New York (AP)

A peacock with a sense of adventure - and a good sense of direction - has flown back home to New York's Central Park Zoo.

On Tuesday, humans flocked and tweeted as the peacock left the zoo for a perch on a Fifth Avenue window ledge - where a flat reportedly sold for 22.5 million US dollars (£13.1 million) in 2009.

Zookeepers predicted the handsome green and blue bird would make its way home - and it did, just before 7am local time on Wednesday.

It has been a rebellious season in the city zoos. In March, an Egyptian cobra was found nearly a week after it went missing at the Bronx Zoo's Reptile House. Two months later, a zoo peahen was recovered at a nearby auto-body shop.

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