Updated: Thursday, 16 Sep 2010, 10:40 AM MDT
Published : Thursday, 16 Sep 2010, 10:40 AM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A female Carribean flamingo hatched on July 12, 2010 at the ABQ BioPark.
The egg was produced by parents Moose and Mini. Zoo staff incubated the egg to protect it from possible predators.
Zoo patrons may see the chick occasionally in the flamingo exhibit with a staff member, but it will not rejoin the flock until it's full grown.
Caribbean flamingos are at risk due to habitat loss, climate change and human development, including oil rigs found off the coasts of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central and South America.