Home > Entertainment and Activities > Holidays > Thanksgiving > Thanksgiving Activities and Traditions > Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House

9 of 10
gwbushturkey

George W. Bush


Several notable events concerning the "pardoning" of turkeys occurred while George W. Bush was president. It was during his administration that the first hen, or female turkey, was given a reprieve in 2002. The hen was named "Katie." In 2005 and 2006, the tradition of sending the turkeys to Frying Pan Park also changed; those years the turkey was flown to Disneyland where the bird was named Grand Marshall of the Thanksgiving Day Parade before taking up residence at the resort's permanent live-animal collection. In 2007, the turkey went to Disney World.

Turkey Fact: Female turkeys are called hens, males are called toms, and babies are called poults.

Photo: whitehouse.gov

Next: More popular galleries

More on: Thanksgiving

Infoplease

Provided by Infoplease—an authoritative, comprehensive reference website that offers an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs. Visit Infoplease.com to find more resources endorsed by teachers and librarians.

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks