Golden pheasant

INTRODUCTION

The male golden pheasants are brightly coloured where as the females are a pale brown. This pheasant was introduced to the UK around 100 years ago are there are now over 100 mating pairs. We have one male golden pheasant living in our aviary and we are working closely with other zoo’s to get a female to come and join him

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FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Chrysolophus pictus

Status:

Least concern

Size:

60-100cm

Weight:

0.6kg

Life Span in Wild:

5-6 years

Habitat:

Dense forests, woodlands and sparse undergrowth

Diet:

omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Grasses, grain, insects, berries, seeds , invertebrates

Where Do I Live?

Central China , introduced into the UK

Do I Have Any Predators?

Foxes, Birds of prey

How Do I Live?

Diurnal

Why Am I Endangered?

There are no major threats to this species.

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