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Houston Zoo Keeps Operations Safe, Simple During Spring Break

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There’s nothing like a visit to the Houston Zoo during Spring Break with mild temperatures and sunshine in the backdrop. According to zoo officials, there are plenty of activities for the young as well as the young at heart to take part in during Spring Break; simply bring walking shoes, great imaginations, a willingness to learn cool animal facts and an open mind in terms of traffic and parking.

According to zoo officials, operations are kept simple, yet safe during Spring Break. “The reason [zoo operations are kept simple] is that we draw heavy attendance during the period and the accompanying traffic congestion is bumper to bumper in the area,” stated Brian Hill of the Houston Zoo.

When it comes to traffic and zoo operations, Hill added that on Tuesday of this week, zoo officials saw more than 22,000 guests. “The City of Houston estimates that more than 350,000 people…

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Moms know. (Stretching the reach)

Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

No excuses for spotty reports, but thought an update on a tall tail might be the weekend’s grin.

Yao Ming met with a reporter from local news station recently.

(You know reporters. They always want the dirt.)

Born Feb 25, 2013, life became a bit of a pain for Houston’s Masai giraffe calf., Yao Ming.

Perhaps Yao tried to live up to his celebrity name by running fast and loose too young? 

(Far too many youngsters put too much pressure on themselves trying to be a star.)

Watchful eyes noticed Yao started limping and jumped in to help.

Grabbed the ball and ran with it once vets discovered the rambunctious calf  had a life threatening bone infection.

The surgery performed last month on his right front shoulder went very well.

His infected left rear leg healed quickly as the bone was not affected yet.

Zoo officials say it’s day by day…

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Baby Giraffe Dies After Battle With Bone Infection At Houston Zoo

This is so sad. I love giraffes so much.

CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Houston Zoo’s Masai giraffe calf “Yao” died Friday after a lengthy battle against a bone infection.

According to a press release sent to CBS Radio Houston on Friday, “Yao” endured an aggressive course of treatment since mid-March. “Yao”, a seven-week old Masai giraffe calf, was sedated Friday morning and Dr. Wyatt Winchell, an equine orthopedic specialist, x-rayed his right shoulder and left hip. “The x-rays indicated Yao’s right shoulder had stabilized,” Dr. Winchell stated. “However, the images also indicated degenerative joint disease and cartilage loss around the area of the hip joint, a secondary effect of the original bacterial infection which had shown indications of being resolved,” Dr. Winchell added.

Antibiotics were administered to the giraffe and were expected to successfully control the animal’s bacterial infection. “In consultation with Dr. Winchell, we determined the resulting degenerative joint disease and cartilage loss in the left hip would…

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Houston Zoo Invites Public To ‘African Forest Safari’ Photo Day

This is so adorable!

100.3 The Bull

The richness and vibrancy of the animal kingdom comes alive at the Houston Zoo and the “African Forest Safari” will be no exception.

The public is invited to partake of Photo Day at the Houston Zoo featuring animals that would be found on an African safari.

“Giraffes, rhinos and chimps are in focus for an African Forest safari during Photo Day at the Houston from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013,” stated officials from the Houston Zoo. “Whether you’re an established photographer or looking to try a Zoo experience like no other, this is one event you don’t want to miss.”

According to officials at the Houston Zoo, many of the animals are at their “photo best” during the early morning hours. “During Photo Day at the Houston Zoo these once-in-a-lifetime moments will be yours to capture,” added the Houston Zoo.

Photo Day Ticket holders are…

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