It wasn't too many years ago that wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were almost extinct in southern Ontario. In 1984, Ontario received 274 wild turkeys from various U.S. states in exchange for river otters, partridge, geese and moose. Now they are rather abundant. We see them often when out doint trail maintenance or on group hikes if the group is quiet. They are so successful that we are hearing complaints that wild turkeys are ruining some woodlots, invading cities and are moving north due to climate change. You will find lots of information about them using your favourite Internet search.