Are turkeys native to America?


Are turkeys native to America?


Benjamin Franklin once theorized that the turkey would make a good emblem for the United States, as it had better moral character than the bald eagle. There are two species of turkeys in the world, one of which has both wild and domesticated subspecies.

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Both species of turkeys are native to North America (both are found in Mexico), but only Meleagris gallopavo is native to what is now the United...

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