The Thanksgiving turkey is buttered up, stuffed and ready to be tossed in the roasting pan. Sad? Not really. They're really delicious. But did we really know this feathered-fella who gave its life for our table? Here are a few fun facts about that roasting bird we know and love as - the turkey:

~Turkeys live in flocks, roosting at night in thick tree trunks.
~Male turkeys are called "gobblers" or "toms" and female turkeys are called "hens."
~Turkeys are polygamous -- one male has a harem of females.
~Toms attract hens by gobbling and strutting.
~Hens lay about 12 eggs at a time, which hatch in 28 days.
~Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 55 miles per hour and run at around 12 miles per hour. However, domesticated turkeys can't fly at all.
~Turkeys have 27 calls besides the gobble, including the "kee-kee," the "purr," the "yelp," the "whine" and the "cluck.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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