After their natural habitat came under threat due to severe heat, around 30 peacocks in LB Nagar will be shifted to a safer avenue. When he saw the plight of these peacocks, IT Minister KT Rama Rao intervened and has ordered the forest officials to move the peacocks in LB Nagar to a safer place.
According to animal lovers, the felling of trees for the construction of apartments in the area in the past few months has posed a threat to the feral peacocks, which have been a fixture at the spot for almost a decade.A resident of LB Nagar, Rajender Karpuram, who is also a member of the Peacock Protection Committee, wrote to KTR asking for a plantations drive in the area or to shift the peacocks to cooler places like the Nehru Zoological park or Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park.
Rajender stated that deforestation was posing a serious threat to more than 50 peacocks. He, along with the locals, decided to highlight the issue with higher officials.
KTR responded quite quickly and directed the concerned officials, who have assured that the birds will be moved to a better place in the coming few days.
According to Rajender, peacocks become dehydrated very easily, which can result in sudden death too. Public passing through the road can hear the peacocks' shrieking sound at high decibels. He also says that stray dogs are also a threat to the peacocks.