Central Park Zoo attendance up after bird escape

August 4, 2011 5:49:55 AM PDT
The Central Park Zoo is getting a post-peacock attendance boost.

Publicity about the bird's brief foray across Fifth Avenue apparently has reminded people the zoo exists.

Plus, they probably want to see the now-famous peacock.

The zoo estimates attendance was up between 20 and 50 percent Wednesday.

One worker told the New York Post he'd never seen it that busy on a Wednesday.