You may be lucky enough to meet a wild turkey during your visit to the park. Originally from Southeastern United States, Southern Ontario and Mexico, the wild turkey now occupies a vast territory and arrived in the park by themselves. Its bare-headed skin is blue or purple in both sexes. The color of their plumage is greenish-bronze with coppery and golden highlights.
The male has a red wattle and a beard that gets longer with age. The weight of this bird keeps it from flying over a long distance. In fact, the male weighs between 5 and 11 kg and the female between 3 and 6 kg.
The female will nest in a hollow in the ground close to a stream to lay from 6 to 15 eggs in the month of May.
Wild turkeys live in forests and in marshy areas. They sleep in trees above water to avoid attacks from predators.