Actors Louis Koo and Hu Ge have a brand new species of insect named after them and you’ll by no means guess the identify – Nemoura hugekootinlokorum.
The six-legged creature could have a humorous identify prefer it’s the lovechild of the 2 hunky stars, however the charity tasks of each in China aren’t any laughing matter.
Koo, who is called Koo Tin-lok in Cantonese, and Hu had been honoured for his or her particular person contributions to schooling and the surroundings, in response to an article printed within the Worldwide Journal Of Ecology earlier this month.
China World Tv Community’s web site lauded the duo and listed their good deeds in a publish final Saturday.
Hong Kong actor Koo, 50, who arrange a charity basis in 2008, has helped construct greater than 100 elementary faculties in distant elements of China, in addition to clinics and wells.
After the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, he visited the catastrophe zone as an Unicef ambassador and has been closely concerned in charity work since then, whereas conserving a low profile about it.
Chinese language actor Hu, 38, was additionally concerned within the catastrophe aid efforts after the quake, which took greater than 69,000 lives.
He additionally had a job within the safety of the bar-headed goose, the world’s highest-flying hen, towards air pollution and endangerment in 2013 and visited the Qinghai area many instances to lift consciousness about environmental safety.
Different celebrities who’ve had bugs tackle their monikers embrace actress Kate Winslet, who has a species of carabid beetle, Agra katewinsletae, named after her. Fellow Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio lent his identify to a species of riffle beetle, Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi, and a species of theridiid spider, Spintharus leonardodicaprioi.
Whereas the identify of the Hu Ge-Louis Koo insect, found within the south-western a part of China in Sichuan, could also be a mouthful, netizens seem to approve of the honour, saying that “bugs have now turn into good-looking”.