A successful Chinese businessman known for his beloved White Rabbit Creamy candy has been killed by tumbling rocks pushed by a monkey.
Weng Mao, the former chairman of Shanghai food company Guan Sheng Yuan Co. Ltd., was pronounced dead after succumbing to head injuries from a falling rock pushed by a macaque monkey on Tuesday. Weng is famous for his company which produces the White Rabbit milk candy brand introduced in the 1940s.
According to the South China Morning Post, Weng, 67, was visiting a nature park on Yuntai Mountain in Henan, China for a photoshoot with the Shanghai Yelv Travel agency. Macaques are a second-class protected animal species in China that live freely in the nature park.
After the accident, Mao was brought to the Xiuwu County People’s Hospital where he later died. An employee at Zhou Yi travel agency informed reporters that the accident was unintentional. The park is currently closed for an investigation.