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Palm Beach Zoo Honors the Life of Oldest Sloth

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society celebrates the life of Tootsie, a 46-year-old Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, who passed away due to natural causes.   She was surrendered to Lincoln Park Zoo in 1976 by a private citizen making her the oldest sloth currently in managed care. Her longevity is due to the exceptional nutrition and veterinary care she received over her lifetime. The median life expectancy in the wild for a sloth is 15 years and Tootsie far surpassed this milest... Read More