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Bronx Zoo peahen is found in garage after escape

May 11, 2011 | 10:03 am

Bronx Zoo peacock

NEW YORK — A green peahen is back in the fold at the Bronx Zoo.

Weeks after a cobra escaped from her glass tank at the zoo's reptile house, the peahen made a break for it Monday and was spotted roaming the streets of the borough.

Zoo director Jim Breheny said the AWOL fowl was found Wednesday morning in the garage of a local business and safely captured.

The peahen, a female version of a peacock, had been examined by veterinarians and seemed to be fine, Breheny said.

The Bronx Zoo's peacocks and peahens wander freely but usually stay inside the zoo.

The highly venomous Egyptian cobra was found last month in a dark corner of the reptile house, nearly a week after she went missing.

She was named Mia, for Missing in Action.

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-- Associated Press

Photo: Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny holds the elusive peahen while Dr. Paul Calle, the Wildlife Conservation Society's director of zoological health, examines her, on May 11. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher / Associated Press

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