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2 of 4 peacocks that escaped from Philadelphia Zoo found safe

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

This still image taken from video provided by CBS 3 Philly KYW-TV shows four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo walking on the shoulder of Interstate 76, alongside the vehicle of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper attempting to safeguard them Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Philadelphia. One of the four peacocks that escaped was found dead Thursday, May 31, 2018, according to Philadelphia Zoo spokeswoman Dana Lombardo, and likely had been hit by a vehicle. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
This still image taken from video provided by CBS 3 Philly KYW-TV shows four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo walking on the shoulder of Interstate 76, alongside the vehicle of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper attempting to safeguard them Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Philadelphia. One of the four peacocks that escaped was found dead Thursday, May 31, 2018, according to Philadelphia Zoo spokeswoman Dana Lombardo, and likely had been hit by a vehicle. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
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PHILADELPHIA – Two of the four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo this week and took a stroll on a nearby highway have been found safe, a day after another was found dead on that stretch of road.

Zoo officials say a passer-by spotted the two peacocks Friday morning near an equestrian center. The tipster stayed with them until zoo workers arrived to rescue the birds. They described them as “healthy if a little hungry.”

The fourth peacock remains on the loose.

The birds initially were seen walking on an interstate near the zoo on Wednesday night. State police shut down two lanes on the highway while tracking the peacocks, causing backups for miles.

Police managed to get the birds off the highway, but they flew the coop once more.

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