High Park Zoo peacock takes high-profile escape out of sight
Officials hopeful that brilliantly coloured bird returned to zoo area on its own
If the peacock that escaped from the High Park Zoo is still on the run, he is now doing so surreptitiously.
There were no sightings on Sunday of the the large, brilliantly coloured bird that escaped last week, with officials saying they hope the bird has returned to the zoo area on his own.
Nicola Ware says it would make sense that the bird returned to the High Park area in Toronto's west end where the zoo is located.
Ware says the fact that the peacock had been so conspicuous – documented frequently via social media jumping between rooftops in Parkdale – means that for it to completely disappear they're hoping he's somewhere "deep inside the park" amid dense foliage.
She says residents are being asked to contact the city if the peacock is sighted. The last public sightings were on Saturday.
But Ware says she has told colleagues to keep an eye on Twitter for information on the bird.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TorontoPeacock?src=hash">#TorontoPeacock</a> spotted in neighbour's backyard. His eyes … its like they can see inside your soul. <a href="http://t.co/hstrJPD5RG">pic.twitter.com/hstrJPD5RG</a>—@PaulKulig_TO
With files from CBC News