Indian Peacock

Pavo cristatus

The largest member of the pheasant family, the peacock is famous for its striking appearance. Each year the male peacock grows colorful tail feathers up to several feet long. He spreads out these blue and green patterned feathers in a large fan and shivers them to attract a mate.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Freely roaming the zoo
lengthLength: 6 to 7.5 ft
weightWeight: 8.7 to 13 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 20 to 30 yrs
habitatHabitat: Tropical and temperate forest
dietDiet: Seeds, fruit, insects, worms, snakes, mice, and other small animals