No place like home: Peacock flies back to NYC zoo

August 3, 2011 - 2:43 PM
Peacock Escapes

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. The zoo says the peacock poses no danger to anyone. Zookeepers are asking anyone who spots the peacock

NEW YORK (AP) — A peacock with a sense of adventure — and a good sense of direction — has flown back home to New York's Central Park Zoo.

On Tuesday, humans flocked and tweeted as the peacock left the zoo for a perch on a Fifth Avenue window ledge. It had good taste: A condo there reportedly sold for $22.5 million in 2009.

Zookeepers predicted the handsome green and blue bird would make its way home — and it did just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

It's been a rebellious season in the city zoos.

In March, an Egyptian cobra was found nearly a week after it went missing at the Bronx Zoo's Reptile House. Two months later, a zoo peahen was recovered at a nearby auto-body shop.