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Wed March 19, 2014
Local and State News

ABQ Biopark Zoo Welcomes Tiny New Dove To The Nest

(Information in the following story is from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Feathers are getting ruffled by a new member of the Albuquerque zoo's family.

KRQE-TV reports that the ABQ Biopark Zoo is caring for a new tiny bird known as the Socorro Dove.

Zoo officials say the breed is extinct in the wild and only a hundred exist in captivity.

The zoo currently houses 25 Socorro Doves as part of its special breeding program to increase the bird's population.

Zoo staffers say a white dove is serving as a foster mother to the new chick, which will join the flock this summer.