Baby giraffe at Houston Zoo has rare bone disease
Officials at the Houston Zoo say their baby Massai giraffe, named Yao Ming, is battling a life-threatening bone infection.
Baby Yao was born on February 25th, and recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. He also favors his left rear leg. Equine orthopedic specialists have been called in, as the situation has failed to improve. They have begun an aggressive treatment regimen to flush the infection from the joint.
Yao and his mother Neema are being kept in separate pens, so zoo officials can monitor the baby’s progress.