Just when Mengniu’s CEO is telling everyone that almost everything is back to normal, two gorillas are suspected of becoming the latest victims of tainted milk. Reuters Newswires quoted a Hangzhou newspaper, reporting that the gorillas, both from Hangzhou Wildlife World in eastern Zhejiang province and aged one and three, had been diagnosed with crystallisation in their urine:
Both had been fed with milk powder made by Sanlu Group, at the heart of the scandal in which four infants have died and thousands have fallen sick with kidney stones.
“The crystallisation now is very small, but it will grow bigger and then block the urine,” Zhang Xu, a doctor from the animal hospital where the two gorillas were being treated, was quoted as saying.
“No visible stones have been found so far,” Zhang added.
Picture of gorilla (not of the sick ones in story) from YoungRobV