The pitter patter of peafowl

Another baby peafowl has been born on site and is being cared for on the DZG Farm.

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The four-week-old Indian blue peafowl, born on September 5, is being looked after until it is old enough to join its parents and our other adult peacocks and peahens.

This is the second little peafowl to have been born here in the last couple of months.

The first, which was also being cared for on the farm, has now been moved up to an off-show area in our bird section and will eventually join our other roaming peacocks and peahens.

Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis said: “This new baby seems quite content and is eating well.

“Just as we did with the first one, we have set up a heat lamp and put a mirror in its enclosure to keep it company.”

Both babies have not yet been sexed but will be introduced to our four peahens and two peacocks as soon as they are old enough.

The latest youngster is enjoying having visitors on the farm which is open to the public between 12 noon and 12.45pm and then 2.15pm to 4.30pm daily.