About Wild Turkeys
They are the largest birds, by a considerable margin, and prefer a combination of different tree types in a woodland habitat, stretching for a preference of one thousand plus acres.
Many of the wild turkey interesting facts make terrific trivia questions, such as the fact that they have approximately 5,500 feathers when fully grown.
Although the average lifespan is only around 5 years, the oldest recorded wild turkey lived to an astonishing age of 13.
A wild turkey's distinctive gobble, known worldwide, can travel in excess for 1 mile, and the unmissable bald head can change color within seconds dependent on the emotion or excitement that the creature is feeling.
It is believed that the impression the bird displays of a proud demeanor and protective instincts, was the prompt for Benjamin Franklin to select the wild turkey as the National bird.
Only 2 states - Alaska and Hawaii, do not have extensive wild turkey populations.
The month of June has been designated National Turkey Lovers' Month, promoting the consumption of the bird so, due to the high protein it contains, participants eat healthily for at least one month!