It’s not deja vu, there actually is another missing animal that escaped from the Bronx Zoo. This time it’s a peahen (a female peacock).
On Monday, the green and brown peahen escaped and was spotted a few blocks from the zoo on Morris Park Avenue. Zoo handlers tried to capture her but the high-speed hen ran off into a patch of tall grass. She was also seen on Tuesday at least twice but still has managed to remain on the loose.
There’s no word on exactly how she was able to leave the zoo premises but her escape does stir up questions about the zoo’s safety procedures. MyFoxNY reports that peacocks and peahens are allowed to roam free around the country’s largest zoo and do occasionally escape the fences:
“We’ll get her eventually,” Nancy Clum, the zoo’s curator of ornithology, said. “Usually they wander back on their own. They want to be at the zoo. There’s lots of food and less traffic.”
This latest missing animal comes just two months after one of the zoo’s cobras escaped her enclosure and went missing for two weeks. The snake was found hiding in a dark corner of the Reptile House. It was named Mia, for “missing in action.”
Like Mia, this missing peahen has also received her own Twitter page, @BronxZooPeacock. She already has over 2,500 followers.
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