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Purdue will be home to 2021 National Thanksgiving Turkeys

Purdue University photo/Tom Campbell The National Thanksgiving Turkeys — Peanut Butter and Jelly — will reside at Purdue University following their recent “pardon” from President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture will provide a home and care for the National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate — Peanut Butter and Jelly —following the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House. The turkeys will live at Purdue’s Animal Science Research and Education Center, where they will reside in a separate enclosed indoor setting with access to a shaded grassy area.

Purdue Agriculture’s Department of Animal Sciences includes a nationally recognized poultry program, with experts in nutrition, health, education, behavioral neuroendocrinology, management, behavior and animal welfare.

The turkeys. . .

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