Dickerson Park Zoo announces Trixie, the two-toed sloth, dies after emergency surgery

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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.

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