The oldest animal in Helsinki’s Korkeasaari Zoo, the sloth Coco calculus (or Coco-lazy), has died at the age of 47.
According to a zoo press release, Coco was one of the world’s oldest sloths and the oldest Hoffmann two-toed sloth species in Europe.
Born in the Panama Rainforest in 1973, Coco was originally at the Seattle Zoo before moving to the High Island in 1985 with a three-year-old man named Seattle-born Dustin.
The two lazy people were first housed in the Monkey House of the Korkeasaari Zoo, but they were moved to the Amazon House when it opened in the mid-1990s. Dustin died in 2003.
Last summer, Coco’s health deteriorated as he battled anorexia and nausea, and he was anesthetized on Wednesday for a health check-up. However, based on the age, symptoms and results of the examination, it was decided not to wake him from sleep.
The remains of the lazy are examined at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Helsinki before being sent to the Natural History Museum Creation, where the remains of his life partner Dustin are already hanging on a tree branch.
Source: The Nordic Page