Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records announced a 50-year-old sloth living in a German zoo is officially the oldest-known member of her species.
The record-keeping organization said Paula, a two-toed sloth, was caught wild in South America and was estimated to be at least 2 years old when she was brought to the Halle Zoo in Saxony-Anhalt in 1971.
Officials said sloths typically live about 20 years in the wild, and average 30-40 years in captivity.
"Paula is still fine, but you can see she is old," Jutta Heuer, a zoo curator and an authority on sloths in Europe, told Guinness. "The hair is light and not so compact. The claws grow in different ways -- the same as with elderly people. Of course, she moves slowly and is very relaxed."