Peacocks are brahmachari, they don't have sex: Rajasthan HC judge, who wants cow as national animal

Peacocks are brahmachari, they don't have sex: Rajasthan HC judge, who wants cow as national animal

Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma of Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday set the social media on fire after he asserted that India's national bird peacock are brahmachari (celibrate) and don't have sex to reproduce. 

May 31, 2017, 22:58 PM IST

Peacock, bison safe from Goa vermin order, not wild boar

India`s national bird, the peacock, and the Great Indian bison may have been dropped from a potential list of vermin animals and birds, but wild boars and monkeys may not be so lucky.

Feb 22, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Goa minister says peacock cannot be called vermin

Arlekar was speaking to reporters a few days after Goa's Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said that the peacock, Great Indian bison, wild boar and certain species of monkeys could be soon declared vermin - or nuisance animals and birds.

Feb 15, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

Call to restrict use of peacock feather during festivals

A state-based animal rights campaigner has called for a strict regulation on the use of peacock feathers during festival celebrations as it is in the violation of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

Aug 21, 2015, 13:18 PM IST
Feather plucking sounding death knell for peacocks

Feather plucking sounding death knell for peacocks

 Forcible plucking of peacock feathers is leading to large number of deaths of the majestic national bird of India, experts have warned.

Mar 15, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Peacock suffering from arthritis rescued

A peacock, suffering from arthritis and neuro problems due to unusual cold conditions, has been rescued and admitted to a veterinary clinic for treatment near here by Forest Department officials, officials said.

Jan 22, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

It`s official! Sex appeal lies in peacocks` tail feathers

Until recently no one could say whether the stunning tail feathers of peacocks actually drew the eyes of peahens.

Aug 16, 2013, 22:32 PM IST

23 peacocks found dead in Rajasthan

Twenty-three peacocks were found dead at two different places in Rajasthan after consuming suspected poisonous food grains, police said today.

Jun 18, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

20 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan

A viral disease code named `Ranikhat` has killed about 20 peacocks in Pakistan`s Sindh province, wildlife officials said today.

Jun 10, 2013, 23:56 PM IST

Heat wave kills 16 peacocks in Madhya Pradesh

Intense heat wave in Madhya Pradesh allegedly claimed the lives of at least 16 peacocks in Ruar Dohra village here, forest officials said today.

May 24, 2013, 23:06 PM IST

Peacock attacks train`s asst driver in Tamil Nadu

In an unusual incident, the Assistant driver of the Madurai-Shencottah passenger train was injured when a peacock entered the engine`s cabin and attacked him.

Jan 31, 2013, 14:09 PM IST

Poaching, illness killing peacocks near Delhi

Poaching and a mysterious disease are killing peacocks, India`s national bird, in one of their richest habitats here in Uttar Pradesh.

Aug 25, 2012, 16:44 PM IST

Independence Day India: Google doodles national bird

As India celebrates its 66th Independence Day on Wednesday amidst tight security, Google India welcomed its users with the national bird - its latest doodle – on the homepage.

Aug 15, 2012, 09:51 AM IST

Community reserve for peacocks to be set up on hill

A community reserve for peacocks is being set up atop a hill in Tiruparankunram.

Jun 09, 2012, 15:19 PM IST

Re-notification issued for tiger, peacock as national symbols

The Ministry of Environment and Forests issued a re-notification for to make tiger and peacock India`s national animal and bird in official records.

Jul 12, 2011, 14:33 PM IST

Ramesh orders study on number of peacocks

The decision came in the wake of media reports that the bird is being killed for its feathers.

May 30, 2011, 20:50 PM IST

Peacock breeding centre to come up in Haryana

A peacock breeding centre would
be set up in the state as part of `Mission Green Haryana`
during which five crore saplings would also be planted in

Mar 20, 2010, 19:01 PM IST