This peacock went rogue on Tuesday, Aug. 2, taking its perch on a window sill in Manhattan. The Central Park Zoo said in a statement to local media this morning that it would retrieve the male bird if it did not fly home on its own and that the peacock is not a threat to anyone. The peacock is the third animal is a few months to have escaped from the zoo. A peahen and a cobra were returned without incident.
At 6:45 a.m. the peacock took flight and is now, apparently, tweeting from somewhere in Central Park (digitally, not just in the birdly sense). The peacock has more than 1,700 followers on its @CentralPeacock Twitter feed. Check out the video below to see the peacock take flight and hear the TODAY anchors' get punny about their new feathered friend.
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A peacock on the loose after it escaped from the Central Park Zoo stands on a window ledge above Fifth Avenue Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 in New York.
A male peacock wandered away from the Manhattan zoo and made its way to an apartment building on Fifth Avenue, where he perched on a window sill. The incident spurred a flurry of tweets.