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Calgary Zoo Peacock Killed By Lions Is Second Bird At Facility To Die This Year

Yikes.

11/15/2017 13:21 EST | Updated 11/15/2017 15:48 EST

A peacock at the Calgary Zoo met its demise last week after it flew into the facility's lion enclosure.

The incident occurred on Nov. 9, when the birds at the zoo were being rounded up for the season and transported to their winter habitat.

One of the male peacocks "took to flight" into the lion enclosure, where it was killed by two of its male residents, the zoo said in a release.

2nd peacock death this year


"Unfortunately it did not end up well for the peacock as our two male lions were quick to notice the visitor."

The zoo said the six remaining peacocks are safe in their winter habitat.

This isn't the first grisly peacock death at the zoo this year. In April, a wild fox entered the facility and managed to kill one of the birds.

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