Oh no, they’re taking the Inner South peacocks away!
To help address a growing number of complaints from residents, as well as protect surrounding parkland, a program will be undertaken to relocate up to 20 peacocks that are located in Narrabundah, Territory and Municipal Services announced today.
There is an estimated 30 feral peacocks that roost in Narrabundah and arrangements have been made with Taronga Zoo to take up to 20 of them. It is thought the peacocks originated from a wildlife park in Symonston which closed in the 1980s.
“In recent times there has been a growing number of complaints from the residents of St Aidan’s Court, as well as in the broader Narrabundah area, about the problems the peacocks are causing.
These problems include noise and droppings as well as damage to buildings, gardens and parkland,” said Fleur Flanery, Director, City Services.
“The peacocks have also been reported as posing potential traffic hazards. Peacocks are a feral introduced species so we do need to look at how we manage their growing population.