Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens officially named a newborn baby pudu after NCT‘s Haechan after fans raised more than $2500 in less than two hours.
It's come to our attention that Haechan of the K-pop group @NCTsmtown is considered by many of his fans to resemble an adorable pudu. So we want to give fans the opportunity to officially name the newborn fawn after the singer! https://t.co/s00mYUwdvb pic.twitter.com/zRvo8UMHsa
— Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (@LAZoo) January 10, 2019
When the Los Angeles Zoo shared the photos of the newborn pudu on Instagram, it didn’t take long for NCT fans to take notice of the resemblance between the adorable newborn to Haechan. Fans began calling the zoo’s new edition ‘Baby Haechan’ talked about the adorableness of the furry creature.
The comparison did not go unnoticed by the Los Angeles Zoo officials as they stepped in and offered to name the baby pudu after the singer if fans raised $2,000 by January 14 for the non-profit organization.
The fans wasted no time, reaching the goal amount within 2 hours of the post. As of Thursday morning, 184 people had raised more than $2,500 for the zoo.
“Wow, NCT fans have met the goal already, and we are *SO* grateful — as a nonprofit, your generousity means the world.”
The Los Angeles Zoo promised to announce the official naming and a plaque will be installed near baby Haechan’s habitat in honor of the donor soon.