Knockhatch Adventure Park

Peafowl - Pavo cristatus

Key Facts

Origin : India
Weight : 2.75 - 6.0 kg
Height /Wingspan : 2.3 m - 1.4 - 1.6 m
Lifespan : 15-20 years in the wild
Diet : Omnivore
Habitat : Open Forest
Reproduction : 3-6 eggs
Conservation Status : Least concern

Did you know? 

  • The Hindu people consider the bird to be sacred
  • The Peacock is the National bird of India
  • Only the peahen incubates the eggs and takes care of the chicks. The eggs take between 28 - 30 days to hatch and arelaid in a nest on the ground 
  • The peacock’s big long show feathers come from his back, they are not a tail. There are about 250 of these feathers and he grows a new set every year
  • Omnivore means that they eat meat and vegetables, for example plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians and small rodents
  • A Peacock is male and a Peahen is female. Collectively they are peafowl

You are able to purchase farm food at the entrance 50p a cup

All animals can bite and can carry diseases so you must wash your hands thoroughly particularly before eating at the various hand washes situated around the farm. Expecting mothers should take care around the animals due to the fact they may carry zoonoses - More info on our Health and Safety Page

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