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Ronquières turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Animals in our sanctuary

Date of birth
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Koen en Kala werden binnengebracht op 01/06/2015 door een particulier.  Zijn buurman kon niet meer tegen het lawaai van deze dieren en eiste dat deze dieren zouden verdwijnen.  Nu zitten Kala en Koen in de kinderboerderij volop lawaai te maken zoals kalkoenen het horen te doen.

Where does he feel most at home?

The wild turkey is a very old home-grown turkey breed whose first traces appear in the sixteenth century, barely a few decades after the discovery of the turkey in Central America by the Spanish explorers. This variety owes its name to the commune of Ronquières near Brussels where this turkey was cultivated on a large scale from the eighteenth century.

What's his favourite food?

They like to eat seeds and insects.

Fun fact

The wild turkey can still fly, while its kind in America can’t anymore.

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