Riverview Park and Zoo Announces Death of Their Beloved Sloth Porsche

With great sadness, Riverview Park and Zoo staff have announced the death of their female Two-Toed Sloth named Porsche.

Porsche came to the Park and Zoo from the Calgary Zoo along with Ferrari following the devastating Calgary flood in the summer of 2013. With her gentle nature, captivating eyes and charming behavior, Porsche was very popular with zoo visitors.

Best buds Porsche and Ferrari

Best buds Porsche and Ferrari

The zoo says that Porsche had struggled with several serious medical issues over the past few years, requiring extra support from their Animal Care and Animal Health Staff. But she seemed to be doing well recently, so her sudden death was unexpected and a difficult loss for staff.

Porsche died overnight on Monday, March 4th from the final stages of kidney disease. She was twenty-seven years old.

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The zoo thanks their staff and Dr. John Sallaway for their assistance with Porsche’s ongoing treatment and care.

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