Where are turkeys native to?


Where are turkeys native to?


Turkeys are fairly large birds of the genus Meleagris. Turkeys were first domesticated by the Maya peoples in Central America as early as 800 BCE, and have remained a food staple ever since. Today, turkeys are raised all around the world.

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There are two species of turkey in the world today, both of which are native to North America and specifically Mexico. Meleagris ocellata (the...

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Turkey Facts: Lesson for Kids


Chapter 4 / Lesson 177

Learn all about how turkeys live in the wild. In this lesson, you'll gobble down some facts about turkeys, what they're like, what they eat, and how they live and raise their babies.

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