Peacocks missing after leaving Denver Zoo; one bird hit and killed by car

DENVER — Eight peacocks from the Denver Zoo left the grounds Saturday night and by Sunday evening, all but one is accounted for.

The peacocks didn’t technically “escape” the zoo as they’re free-roaming and can go wherever they want, a spokesman said. The zoo does feed and take care of them.

Five peacocks were found and taken back to the zoo, one was hit and killed by a vehicle, one was spotted in a neighbor’s yard and one is still missing.

One of the birds took up residence near a house.

Keepers are still on the lookout for the last missing birds and ask for anyone who might spot the birds to contact zoo personnel.