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Free Roaming Peafowl?

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by leo811, 12 Sep 2020.

  1. leo811

    leo811 Active Member

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    What North America Zoos still have free roaming Peafowl?

    Bonus if you know how they are managed. Are they treated as part of the collection or wild? Is their diet supplemented? Are they and/or their young protected from wild predators?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. EsserWarrior

    EsserWarrior Well-Known Member

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    Many, many zoos have free-roaming peafowl. I'd assume they have a supplemented diet and are treated as part of the collection. They'd be safe as long as they don't enter the exhibits or fly into exhibits with carnivores.
     
  3. birdsandbats

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    The zoos I have been to that have free-roaming peafowl are:

    Detroit
    Brookfield
    NEW
    DeYoung
    Binder Park
    Milwaukee

    These zoos all threat their peafowl as part of the collection with a supplemental diet. The Los Angeles Zoo (which I've never been to) has lots of wild peafowl on the grounds of their zoo, but they do not own any (Indian Peafowl were introduced to the state of California in the 1880s and have been self-sustaining ever since).
     
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    Bruemmer Park also has them. I forgot about that.
     
  5. red river hog

    red river hog Well-Known Member

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    Cape May County Zoo (also has free-roaming Helmeted Guineafowl)
    Philadelphia Zoo
     
  6. dinosauria

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    San Francisco Zoo has free-roaming peafowl. As they are listed in their species list I'd assume that they're part of the collection.
     
  7. EsserWarrior

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    Henry Doorly also has free-roaming peafowl.
     
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    The Los Angeles Zoo has 4 I believe and I recall a keeper telling me they are all called Kevin, I assume after the unusual colorful ostrich like bird from the Pixar movie UP haha I saw two of them size each other up on my last visit as if ready to battle but I startled them when I passed by.
     
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    4 in addition to all the wild ones on the ground? How are they differentiated?
     
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    They have 4 free roaming from what I was told and I don’t know exactly how they tell them apart although I think I’ve seen what looks like tags on their legs which may help to indicate which “Kevin” it may be :D I just seen you mentioned the peafowl on your previous post so apologies for answering it again :( they are wary of not going into predator exhibits although will occasionally drop in to display for some ungulates :)
     
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  11. red river hog

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    All the ones at the Cape May County Zoo are named Gerald :)
     
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    San Diego and Los Angeles still have them roaming around the park
     
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    As stated before most of the peafowl at Los Angeles are actually wild animals.
     
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    Honolulu Zoo has a few free roaming.
     
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    It'd probably be easier to list the ones that *don't* have them :)
     
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    These might be wild animals as well. Any more info.

    Not really. Only 7 zoos out of the 47 I have been to have free-roaming peafowl.
     
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    I can't think of any that I've been to that don't have them.
     
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    has anyone brought up santa fe college teaching zoo yet?
     
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    I know Binder Park zoo, Potowatomi zoo, and Washington Park zoo has free-roaming peafowl.
     
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    Franklin Park Zoo has at least one free-roaming peacock.