Discover Fascinating Facts About Turkey Trivia

Did you know that turkeys are native to North America? They were domesticated by Native Americans over 2,000 years ago.

Turkey Trivia

A baby turkey is called a poult, while a male turkey is known as a tom, and a female turkey is called a hen.

Turkey Names

The turkey population in the United States is estimated to be around 240 million. That's a lot of gobblers!

Turkey Population

The term "turkey trot" refers to a Thanksgiving Day race or fun run. It's a popular way to burn off those extra holiday calories.

Turkey Trot

In Native American culture, the turkey symbolizes abundance, pride, and fertility. It is considered a sacred bird.

Turkey Symbolism

Turkeys have excellent vision during the day but see poorly at night. They also have a keen sense of hearing and can detect low-frequency sounds.

Turkey Senses

The ideal temperature for cooking a turkey is 165°F (74°C) to ensure it is safe to eat. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

Turkey Cooking

Benjamin Franklin once proposed the wild turkey as the national bird of the United States, but the bald eagle was chosen instead.

Turkey Conservation

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