Congo Peafowl

The Congo peafowl is related to the peacock of India and Asia, but looks very different. It’s smaller, and lacks the enormous fan tail of the peacock, but you can see the similar head, neck and beak, and the male sports a crest on its head. These rare birds are only found in forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, not far from the equally rare okapi.


  • Scientific Name: Afropavo congensis
  • Range: Tropical forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: About 150 of them are living in zoos and preserves.