Animal Place Photo Flashback - Zarriah

Zarriah turkey wants me to go away

Zarriah is a royal palm turkey. This is a "heritage breed" of turkey. Zarriah came from a meat-farm where "heritage" turkeys are raised for slaughter. She wandered away from the farm and was found loose in the streets of Napa. Her rescuer couldn't bear the thought of the turkey being killed, so she contacted Animal Place. That was in 2000 - Zarriah turns 10 this month!