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Chewy, Cameron Park Zoo's two-toed sloth, dies just shy of 40th birthday

Posted at 5:17 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 18:27:57-04

WACO, TX — Chewy, the two-toed sloth at Cameron Park Zoo, has died, the zoo announced Wednesday.

Chewy was born at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in 1980 and came to Cameron Park in 2009.

The lovable creature was just shy of his 40th birthday. The zoo says he died due to gastrointestinal issues related to his advanced age.

At almost 40, Chewy was one of the oldest sloths ever under human care, according to Cameron Park Zoo.

The zoo says Chewy was a staff and guest favorite because of his gentle and goofy nature. He loved his hammock naps and a good sweet potato or grape snack.