Poor Tulip was riding toward her own execution when she fell off the truck transporting her. It's been two years since that fateful day, and Tulip is now happy at her new home, the New York Shelter. Tulip is one of a handful of turkeys up for adoption this year: These turkeys live at shelters in Southern California, Northern California and New York. For just $30, anyone can "adopt" a turkey - you'll receive a special adoption certificate complete with a color photo and fun details about your beaky new friend. Instead of eating turkey on Thanksgiving, animal lovers can donate money to ensure these turkeys lead their happy, idyllic lives on the farm.
According to Farm Sanctuary, turkeys are anything but bird-brained. The birds build strong relationships with their family and flock mates and become distressed if they ever lose their friends.
Turkeys are also playful, and will play with apples as if it were a football. The birds can also communicate well through a system of sounds, and identify each other by their voices.