Meet Peabody at the Beartooth Nature Center (Red Lodge, Montana)

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Meet Peabody at the Beartooth Nature Center (Red Lodge, Montana)

Peabody - Beartooth Nature Center, Red Lodge, Montana

Peabody is a peacock at the Beartooth Nature Center (BNC) in Red Lodge, Montana.  You can meet him and another 70 animals when you visit the BNC.  As you can see from the photos, Peabody is very beautiful.  Every chance he gets, he shows his tail off to anyone who is walking by.

Peabody - Beartooth Nature Center, Red Lodge, Montana   Peabody - Beartooth Nature Center, Red Lodge, Montana

To learn more about the BNC, check out their website full of info and photos at

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Comments (18)


How rare is it that you see a peacock's feathers? it must have been super pretty. so.. hows ur volenteering at the beartooth nature center going?

May 24, 2010 12:54 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT

Hi Aline,

I am very happy to see that you visited this post and got to see Peabody.   My volunteering at the Beatooth Nature Center is going very well.  I love participating in the Education program.  I learned a lot of info about the animals that live at the BNC and I love to get to use all that info and teach the kids, the adults and seniors when giving private tours.

May 24, 2010 01:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Peacocks have that "knock your socks off" gorgeous blue color that isn't duplicated any place else.  Everytime I see one, I think the gods were showing off, when they created them!

May 24, 2010 02:16 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Peabody is just gorgeous but it appears that he knows that also!

May 24, 2010 02:58 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


It sure seems like there showing off!    I agree with your comment.   :)

May 24, 2010 03:10 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


He actually is in the same cage as Niles, a sandhill crane.  Not only he knows it but he does like to show off his colorful feathers to Niles as it can be seen by the following photo.

Peabody and Niles - Beartooth Nature Center, Red Lodge, Montana

May 24, 2010 03:17 PM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Gerry ~ These photos are extraordinary! If I can't have a moose I'll take a peacock!


May 24, 2010 03:49 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gerry, great photos of the peacock.  When I was in elementary school we used to walk past a farm that had a peacock, it brings back some great old memories!

May 24, 2010 05:55 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


Yes.  It was moosely a peacock and sandhill crane day for me today!   Wait till you see the photos of the sandhill crane I took today (coming soon in a future post). 

May 24, 2010 07:04 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT

Tony and Darcy,

Thank you.  I am always for remembering good old memories especially if there were great old memories!

May 24, 2010 07:05 PM
Carissa Acker
Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty - Denton, TX

Stunningly beautiful pictures.  Thank you for sharing information about what sounds like a wonderful nature center.

May 25, 2010 05:53 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Gerry:  I am totally amazed that a living, breathing creature can actually LOOK that beautiful.  Your peacock photo is absolutely gorgeous.  Wow !

May 25, 2010 06:36 PM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

WOW Gerry! You captured Peabody in living COLOR! So glad I stopped by to see what you were up to, since I have a "soft spot " for peacocks! =o) I used to live in a town that had a peacock and a peahen that lived at the city park.  I always felt so bad for the hen, her sad brown and tan feathers were NO MATCH for that beautiful male, and they both knew it! *sigh* My uncle who lived nearby raised all types of unusual birds, guinea hens, peacocks, Chilean hens, and while they were all beautiful as well, they make a LOT of noise, and are sometimes kind of MEAN! =o( Thanks for sharing this beautiful creature with us!

May 25, 2010 08:23 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


You are welcome.  We and the animals are lucky to have a wonderful refuge for the animals in the Beartooth Nature Center here in Red Lodge.   

May 26, 2010 04:36 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


Absolutely gorgeous indeed!   Thank you for coming by to admire him.

May 26, 2010 04:37 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


You are welcome!  Thank you for sharing your story and recollection of the peacock, peahen and of the birds your uncle raised.   The male birds are blessed in nature compared to the females when it comes to the color of their feathers.  There is no bigger disparity when it comes to the color of the feathers then between the peacock and the peahen and I share your feeling with regards to the peahen.  I am so happy you stopped by this post and got to see Peabody.  A birdie told me you had a soft spot for peacocks!  :)

May 26, 2010 04:45 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

The peacocks at the San Diego Zoo are probably my second favorite bird, behind the flamings. I got pictures of a hatchling and a year-old juvenile recently. They're in one of my two blogs somewhere.

May 29, 2010 10:53 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


Feel free to find them and post the links here to direct me towards them.  Otherwise, I am sure I will get lost amongst your numerous flamingo posts looking for them.  :)

May 31, 2010 11:07 AM