NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A wild turkey was discovered stashed in an art studio.
“Tutu” the turkey is now getting special care at the Wild Bird Fund on the Upper West Side.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
A student at the School of Visual Arts bought Tutu last week, rescuing it from a slaughterhouse, and took the bird back to her studio, but then administration officials found out.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Man Killed In Hit-And-Run On Long Island Expressway In Brentwood
“So she felt some pity and sympathy for this bird and ended up taking it back to her art studio where she cared for it for only a night,” said Pepe Hernandez, a wildlife rehabilitator at the Wild Bird Fund.
The turkey is recovering from some minor scrapes on its wings and bruises to its feet.MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito Foundation Holds Fundraiser On Long Island
The bird will stay at the Wild Bird Fund until all its wounds heal, then it will head to a farm sanctuary.