Gorilla dies at zoo, cause unknown

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The Riverbanks Zoo is mourning the loss of a gorilla Monday.

Officials say Kimya, the youngest gorilla, was found dead in his off-exhibit holding area Monday morning by his keepers.

The cause of his death is unsure at this time. The zoo says Kimya showed no signs of illness leading up to his death.

The gorilla has been transported to the University of Georgia for a necropsy.

Kimya was one of three gorillas at the zoo.