Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The Nashville Zoo announced the birth of a female giraffe Tuesday. The Masai calf was born Dec. 13 in the zoo's giraffe barn.
At the time of its birth, the baby giraffe stood 6'5" and weighed 180 pounds, and the zoo says both baby and mother, Margarita, are doing well.
The pair will remain off exhibit for monitoring for the next 60 days.
This is the third calf born to Margarita, whose second calf - another female - was born in 2012 and recently moved to join a permanent herd at the zoo in Columbus, OH.
Pregnancy for giraffes lasts about a year, and the calves are born standing up.
"We've been tracking Margarita's pregnancy for about a year and estimated her due date to be in early December," said lead giraffe keeper Kate Cortelyou, in a press release. "I arrived at the giraffe barn around 7:30 a.m. [on Dec. 13] to find a dry, healthy, standing baby giraffe, which is the perfect way to find them. We are so thrilled about the latest addition to our herd."
With the addition of the calf, the Nashville Zoo's 1 1/2 acre Giraffe Savannah, which opened in April 2006, is home to three Masai giraffe and one reticulated giraffe.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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