Turkey, Wild

Turkey, Wild

Meleagris gallopavo

Vital Statistics

Height:

Male: 40 inches; Female: 30 inches

Weight:

Male: 18 - 30 lbs; Female: 8 -12 lbs

Diet:

Mostly plant material including leaves, seeds, grains, berries and bulbs

Conservation:

Status:

Geographic Region

Open woodland across the United States, parts of Mexico and sourthern Canada

At The Zoo

North America exhibit in the Pronghorn's habitat.

Did You Know?

Wild turkeys have excellent vision and the arrangement of their eyes on the sides of their head allows a 360-degree field of vision with only slight head movements.