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5:35 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Peacock Attacks 2-Year-Old Girl At Albuquerque Zoo

The Albuquerque zoo says it doesn't plan to cage its peacocks but does plan to put up more warning signs in the wake of an attack on a 2-year-old girl.

Jena Dearmond says a peacock lunged at her daughter, Lexi, and jumped on her head last week.

That left the girl with blood on her face from a forehead wound requiring two stiches at a hospital.

According to KOAT-TV, Dearmond says the zoo should put the peacocks in an enclosure.

Dearmond says her daughter was more than six feet away from the peacock and that the attack was unprovoked.

Zoo officials say peacocks are more aggressive during mating season. They believe they have identified the culprit and are removing him from the grounds until the season is over.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.