Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Greenville mother is ready to give birth to her 6' tall, 150-pound baby any day - a baby giraffe that is.
The Greenville Zoo's Masai giraffe, Autumn, is pregnant, and veterinarians say she should give birth sometime soon. She began having contractions on Wednesday.
Autumn's calf will be the zoo's first baby giraffe. She is on a breeding loan from the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and was paired with the zoo's male giraffe, 7-year-old Walter, who is from the San Diego Zoo.
Giraffes' gestational periods are 15 months long. The zoo announced her pregnancy in early June when she began to significantly show.
"The hope is that Autumn is on exhibit for the birth, which will allow her the space to pace and also a suitable surface for giving birth," said Jeff Bullock, a zoo administrator. "Being born on exhibit will give the newborn space to find its legs and hopefully be up and walking soon after being born."
Giraffes give birth while standing, and the baby is born hooves-first. A newborn calf can weigh between 120 and 150 pounds and stand 6 feet tall at birth.
Newborns will usually take its first steps within an hour of its birth, and giraffes are one of the few animals born with horns on their heads.
Lately, zoo officials said Autumn has been separating herself from Walter as she prepares for delivery and the first few weeks when Walter will be kept away from her and the calf.
The separation will allow time for Autumn and the calf to bond without interruption from Walter, and give it time for to gain the strength to endure the curiosity of his father.
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Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:50:09 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>