Baby Giraffe “Yao” Has Life Threatening Infection

Baby Giraffe “Yao” Has Life Threatening Infection

Houston Zoo veterinarians assisted by a Houston equine orthopedic specialist are treating Yao, a Masai giraffe born at the Zoo on Monday February 25 for a life threatening bone infection. One week after Yao’s birth, keepers noticed he was favoring his rear left leg.  Yao and his mother Neema were kept in a separate stall […]

New Houston Zoo Baby

New Houston Zoo Baby

Follow up to our post earlier today..submitted by the Houston Zoo: Hasani, one of the Houston Zoo’s male giraffes (born 8-10-09) gets a peek at Neema and Yao in the barn paddock at the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit in The African Forest. The paddock served as a nursery for Neema and Yao and allowed the rest […]

Kuma’s Korner Blog – Brazos Bend

Kuma’s Korner Blog – Brazos Bend

KUMA’S KORNER Blog  Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith             Growing up in Colorado, I’m familiar with elk and moose of enormous size! My mom and I frequently encountered them on running and hiking trails. I’ve heard our area here in Texas doesn’t have moose or elk, but does have alligators. I’m not […]

Wildlife Conservation Series: Orangutan

Wildlife Conservation Series: Orangutan

As appreciative supporters of nature and wildlife, we at Houston PetTalk want to promote education and conservation of the world’s animal population. Each month in our print publication, we  bring you information on conservation efforts that are of special interest or have some connection to Houston through the Houston Zoo or other local organizers. In […]

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