• Agnes Overbaugh/Woodland Park Zoo

Medina, the 20-year old female sloth bear that arrived in Seattle in 2008, died Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Woodland Park Zoo.

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The zoo says the sloth died during a health examination after keepers noticed symptoms of decreased appetite and lethargy. Soon after the bear was immobilized by anesthesia for the exam, the bear’s heart stopped and could not be revived. A postmortem examination at the zoo revealed liver cancer that had spread to nearby tissue.

Sad, sad. RIP Medina, the adorable sloth bear.

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