Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota

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Animals - Northern Territory

Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo
Range: Throughout the eastern U.S., parts of the western U.S. and northern Mexico.
Habitat: Hardwood and mixed conifer forests with scattered openings.
Diet: Seeds, grasses, nuts, acorns, buds. At the zoo they eat game bird pellets.
Fun Facts:
  • Turkey's have gizzards, which are powerful organs used to crush food
  • Spurs, located on the back of legs are most common on males and used for fighting
  • Wild turkeys feed in the morning and late afternoons.  They rest during the day. 

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