More Peacocks for Warwick

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Warwick Castle has five new peacocks – after some of them escaped and hatched eggs in nearby gardens.

The peachicks were all hatched in the back gardens of two homes in Warwick Рafter two peahens flew there from the grounds.

Concerned homeowners rang up the Castle – who came round to pick them up.

One peahen was eaten by a fox before making it back – leaving its one chick orphaned – but staff at the Castle say that one has been adopted with the other four.

Warwick Castle now has 25 peacocks.

“It’s brilliant.” Adam Butcher who works at the Castle said: “People love them. We always have stories about them escaping somewhere but it’s the fact that they hatched in people’s gardens. That’s quite sweet.”

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