The most recognizable symbol of Thanksgiving could easily be a Pilgrim, a Native American, pumpkin pie, or a dinner table full of family members...but no.

It's a turkey.

Although there are many who don't eat meat and want to change their Thanksgiving eating habits, turkey still reigns supreme on the holiday dinner tables. Why?

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Like a Christmas tree at Christmas, there is a turkey at Thanksgiving.

What about turkey intelligence? According to One Green Planet, they have a high intellect: "They are really good at geography and can learn the details of really large areas which is especially useful for finding food. Turkeys exhibit problem-solving behavior and are curious and inquisitive animals. They are always checking out new sights and smells."

No matter what your feelings are about turkeys, they are here for us...and by the way, turkeys really do make good pets! Don't believe it? Get one and see for yourself.

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