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Fun Facts

  1. The color of a turkey’s head and throat will change depending on his mood.
  2. A part of the turkey’s stomach, the gizzard, contains tiny stones to aid in digestion.
  3. Turkeys form strong social bonds with their family and flock mates, sometimes traveling in the wild with groups of 200 or more.
  4. There are approximately 5,500 feathers on an adult wild turkey, including 18 tail feathers that make up the male’s distinct fan.
  5. Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They have an amazing field of vision of about 270 degrees and are able to see in color.
  6. A wild turkey’s gobble can be heard up to one mile away.
  7. Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour.

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