It has been reported that the Bilby placed on show for the British Royals and World Media at Tooronga Park Zoo has died.
Zoo keepers had to put it down when it was revelaed that young Prince George may have infected it with a cold he had. Bilby's are very senstive to Human viruses and so the Zoo staff had no choice but to take the Bilby out and shoot it after the visit.
In one ray of sunshine they were able to use the remains of the Bilby and make a stuffed toy for little George.
So it wasn't completely wasted.
Bilby killer? Future head of Australia Prince William.