The Little Rock Zoo is mourning the death of a 62-year-old elephant named Jewell.
The zoo says in a statement that Jewell was euthanized Sunday after she was found lying on her side on the ground and struggling to get up. The elephant was unable to lift herself up and zoo staff worked quickly to lift Jewell to her feet using a large crane and harness.
A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection went swimming for the first time since she got sick.
Kali Hardig went swimming Friday at a pool at Arkansas Children's Hospital. That marks a milestone because health officials believe Kali became sick after a trip to an Arkansas water park this summer.
The brain-eating amoeba that caused Kali's infection is often found in warm freshwater. That amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, typically enters the body through the nose when people are swimming or diving.
It’s not unusual for composers to quote part of another person’s composition in their own work to elicit a mood or image. Two works which exemplify this practice are quotes of the Star Spangled Banner, depicting the American Lt. Pinkerton, in Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, and Tchaikovsky’s use of the Russian and French national anthems in his 1812 Overture.