SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dickerson Park Zoo announced the death of Trixie, a five-year-old Linnie’s two-toed sloth.
Staff noticed a change in Trixie’s mood and lack of interest in food Sunday, May 16. Trixie was taken to an animal hospital for an examination and found a severe stomach obstruction that required emergency surgery.
The surgery also revealed a large bladder stone obstructing her bladder.
Trixie made it through the three-hour surgery but passed away overnight.