A popular gorilla known as Bantu has reportedly died after being sedated so that he could be transported to a different zoo nearly 350 miles away.
The actual gorilla can be seen here:
Bantu the gorilla, 24, was given a sedative at Chapultepec Zoo as vets prepared to transfer him from his home in Mexico City to Guadalajara to mate with 2 female gorillas, reports The Mirror.
Sadly, before they could leave for Guadalajara, Bantu suffered a heart attack and frantic efforts to resuscitate him failed. He was pronounced dead.
Memorial services are planned at the zoo throughout the week, as Bantu had become very popular in his 24 years of life at Chapultepec Zoo.