ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A rare new addition is ruffling feathers at the ABQ Biopark Zoo, a tiny bird known as the Socorro Dove.
The breed is now extinct in the wild and only a hundred survive in captivity.
Twenty-five Socorro Doves live at the Biopark where there is a special breeding program to boost the population.
The thing is, Socorro Doves sometimes abandon their little ones so a white dove is serving as its foster mother.
If everything goes well the chick will join the flock this summer.