Florida is home to two subspecies of wild turkey: the Eastern wild turkey and the Osceola or Florida wild turkey. Our Zoo is home to several Osceola wild turkeys. Osceola turkeys’ natural habitat is solely the Florida peninsula.
Males can weigh over 20 lbs.
Height: 3 1/2 feet
Leaves, grass, seeds, berries, insects, worms, snails, frogs, and small reptiles
Snakes, skunks, coyotes, and more
Powerful fliers, roosts at night in trees
28-day incubation period
Habitat loss, hunting, disease, predation
Up to 10 yrs in human care