Win­ning names for is­land pea­cocks

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

ROT­TNEST Is­land’s new­est res­i­dent pea­cocks have been named Diego and Hunter.

So­phie Grif­fiths, who lives on the is­land and at­tends school there, sub­mit­ted the win­ning en­try.

The Year 4 stu­dent, who is among 11 stu­dents on the is­land, said the school’s pea­cock Pick­les died re­cently.

Diego and Hunter were re­leased from quar­an­tine onto the is­land last month.

Rot­tnest Is­land Author­ity ter­res­trial of­fi­cer Cassyanna Thomas said there was in­stant calm when the pea­cocks’ cages were opened.

She said the pea­cocks seemed very re­laxed and con­tent as they checked each other out and grad­u­ally came out of their cages.

“Hunter came out first, fol­lowed by Diego,” she said.

“As soon as Diego emerged they both flapped their wings to stretch them out. Hunter jumped on to a branch, while Diego started for­ag­ing – both ex­hibit­ing nat­u­ral be­hav­iours.”

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