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Cryptosporidium is one of the most important diseases in livestock, poultry and humans; which is important both in terms of health and economics. It is caused by parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium, which is a parasitic apicomplexa protozoa. These protozoa can cause enteric infections, diarrhea, or respiratory infections. The present study aimed at determining infection with Cryptosporidium in native turkeys of Babol region. In the present study, 200 fecal samples from native turkeys were prepared and examined in 2016. Based on our results, from 200 examined samples, cryptosporidium infection was seen in 15% of the cases. There was no significant difference in infection rate between males and females. Pollution rates were higher in autumn than in other seasons. According to our results, native turkeys' cryptosporidium infection rate in Babol is high. Therefore, more studies are needed in this field and appropriate strategies for preventing and controlling this disease need to be presented.