The POTUS pheasant can be found in Hangzhou Safari Park in Zhejiang
Tourists are flocking to Hangzhou Safari Park in China to see a bird that resembles President-elect Donald Trump.
The golden pheasant reportedly shares resemblance Trump due to their similar bright yellow/blonde comb-over.
Consequently, the bird has become a hot spot in the Hangzhou Safari Park, Zhejiang province after a number of tourists are visiting the zoo just to see the brightly coloured gold and red bird.
The five-year-old bird named Little Red (due to his extremely red feathers) lives amongst 50 other pheasants.
Spokesman from Hangzhou Safari Park, Mr Gao, said a local journalist visited the zoo and picked up upon the resemblance. “We see the pheasant every day. We don’t think he is special in anyway, so we are very surprised to see he has become a star,” said Mr Gao, “I had not noticed the likeness in the past because I had not paid particular attention to the pheasant’s hairstyle. But after Trump was elected President of America, I start seeing more pictures of him and I think the pheasant looks a little bit like him.”
“I expect more tourists to come to our zoo to see the pheasant now that he has been in the news.”
Whilst golden pheasants are found in many parts of the world, the birds are native to China and are a protected animal species.
Pheasants have thicker and brighter feathers in winter for insulation, which is why Little Red has golden feathers on his head at this time of year.
Chinese netizens have been amused by the resemblance to Trump. One user on Chinese news site Sina wrote “A trendy hairstyle was born at the end of 2016” whilst another said “As a matter of fact, the pheasant is better looking than Trump”.
One netizen on Chinese newse site QQ said, “One person said on another Chinese news site QQ.com: ‘Not only does the pheasant’s appearance looks like Trump, its facial expression looks like Trump’s too.”
Another said, “Look at its eyes, they are very similar [to Trump’s]. The only difference is the man doesn’t have a beak”.
The Trump-pheasant also drew attention on Chinese social media site Weibo with one user asking “So does this bird look like Trump, or does Trump look like a Chinese pheasant?” and another saying, “Come on, this bird is more handsome than Trump.”