Simon the bunny was really big as you can see. Unfortunately he died while in the care of United Airlines. Simon was travelling from London Heathrow to O’Hare airport in Chicago to meet his new family.
The airline revealed it had offered the customer compensation and, contrary to previous reports, clarified that the animal was alive when it was taken off the flight.
United’s spokesman Charles Hobart said the animal had appeared healthy and shown no signs of distress upon landing.
About 30 minutes later, he said, the rabbit was sleeping in a pet facility run by the company, and shortly afterwards an employee opened its cage to find it dead.