Newquay Zoo is home to 5 free-ranging peafowl.
Peafowl are native to India and can be found on the forest floor of open woodland, but they will also inhabit farmland and more urban areas.
They eat grain, seeds, berries, insects, snakes and mice.
Blue peafowl are widely distributed in the wild across South Asia and protected both culturally in many areas and by law in India. However, illegal poaching for their meat and feathers and accidental poisoning by feeding on pesticide-treated seeds are known threats to wild birds. In parts of India, these birds can also be a nuisance to agriculture as they damage crops.