Saturday, December 7 2013 4:56 PM EST2013-12-07 21:56:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Shelby County remains in a state of emergency Saturday evening. Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come. They say whenMore >>
Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 12:49 PM EST2013-12-07 17:49:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 6,000 MLGW customers are without power Friday afternoon. According to the MLGW map, there are 127 outages. If you have an emergency to report to MLGW, such as a downed power line,More >>
Thousands of customers were still without power as of Friday night, according to the MLGW power outage map.
Only about 200 people were without power Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:23 PM EST2013-12-07 04:23:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning. Public works crews laid sand and salt on bridges and overpasses all day Friday,More >>
Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-12-07 04:22:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Fire Department is responding to a report of an overturned church bus in North Memphis. The accident happened at Jackson Avenue and Warford Street on an overpass. Action News 5More >>
A church van overturned on an slick overpass Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-12-07 04:21:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing. "Really don't like getting out in it but you gotta do what you gottaMore >>
Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The Memphis Zoo is welcoming a furry new addition to the Cat Country exhibit. And because one cub was born, the zoo will soon welcome another.
The red panda cub, named Justin, was born July 1. Because his mother was not able to properly take care of him, Justin was moved to the hospital where he is being hand-reared.
"Sometimes mothers are really great and sometimes not so much, so we have to intervene," said Gail Karr, of the Memphis Zoo.
Justin will be bottle fed in the hospital for another month before he will make the gradual transition to eating the same food the other red pandas eat.
Because staff at the Memphis Zoo likes to rear red panda cubs in pairs, they are bringing in a mate for Justin from another zoo.
A female cub about the same age will join Justin from the Bronx Zoo. They will be raised together and zoo staff hopes they will click and have a cub of their own some day.
"We are very excited about the birth of Justin," Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs said. "Red pandas are endangered. There are some estimates that put the number of adult red pandas in the wild around 2,500. Justin has a very favorable genetic lineage, and we're hopeful that he'll be one of many red panda cubs born here at the Memphis Zoo."
It is not known yet when Justin will officially join his parents, Ryo and Pele, in the Cat Country exhibit.
Red pandas are actually related to raccoons, but were previously thought to have been related to Giant Pandas.