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Missing peacock flies back to zoo

Published 03/08/2011 | 21:50

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.

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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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