ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –The Tasmanian devil who died at the Rio Grande zoo in October died from pneumonia.
Zookeepers had noticed 5-year-old Syler was lethargic and coughing. They found him dead the next day.
The necropsy report also found that Sylar suffered from moderate heart disease.
The average lifespan of Tasmanian devils is 5 to 8 years.
The Tasmanian devils in Albuquerque are part of an ambassador program with Australia.
In 2014, another Tasmanian devil named Jasper died at the zoo when he was hit by something in his enclosure.
There are now three female devils left at the zoo.