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6 animals beloved by crazy drug lords

By: Shea Gunther on Aug. 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.

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Peacocks are an ancient Christian symbol of eternal life so it's an obvious choice for a drug lord, a job with many unavoidable inherent dangers. The bird is beautiful, striking, powerful and relatively inexpensive, at least compared to something like a giraffe. When Mexican drug kingpin Jesus "The King" Zambada was arrested, his ranch and private zoo were confiscated. His peacock found a new home and has settled into a new life at the Zacango Zoo in Toluca, Mexico.