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Houston Zoo’s Giraffe, Yao, Loses Battle Against Bone Infection

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Yao stays close with his mother, Neema, in the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit in The African Forest at The Houston Zoo. (Credit: The Houston Zoo)

Yao, shown here with his mother, Neema, lost his fight agains a bone infection at The Houston Zoo. (Credit: The Houston Zoo)

Some sad news at The Houston Zoo as a young giraffe has died following a battle with a deadly bone infection.

The seven-week-old named Yao was euthanized Friday after a month-long battle with a bone infection in his right shoulder and left hip.

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