Update: Baby giraffe with bone infection euthanized

04/21/2013 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

On Friday, Houston Zoo veterinarians and staff made the decision to euthanize their baby giraffe, Yao Ming, after his bone infection progressed despite intensive treatment. "In the long run, it was definitely the right decision. ... We don't want to see the animal suffer and go through chronic pain," said veterinarian Wyatt Winchell, who treated the giraffe.

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