FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- The only Tasmanian Devil you'll find left in the United States is in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
The last of the Tasmanian devils known to be living outside their native Australia died Tuesday at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, zoo officials said.
Zookeepers learned last month that the 7.5-year-old marsupial named Coolah had inoperable cancer.
Coolah was born in January 1997 at the Cincinnati Zoo and came to Fort Wayne through a loan agreement with the Toronto Zoo.
The Fort Wayne zoo, citing records maintained by the International Species Inventory System, said that Coolah was the last of the animals outside Australia since the death last August of a female Tasmanian devil at the San Diego Zoo.
The Fort Wayne zoo had 12 devils in the past 17 years as it placed an emphasis on a Tasmanian devil exhibit in its Australian Adventure section.
The Australian government no longer allows the animals to be exported and attempts to breed them in captivity have not been successful, the zoo said.