Forget cronuts! Here comes the latest donut craze, this time from Japan: Animal donuts (or "doubutsu doonatsu")
Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku explains:
Floresta, which has locations throughout Kansai, apparently debuted this style of animal donuts in Japan. Floresta's main shop in Nara told Kotaku that a customer suggested animal donuts a few years back. Thus, the shop gave it a whirl and began making their own cute critter treats.
One of the Floresta staffers who helped create the animal donuts, a woman named Ikumi Nakao, has spun off an animal donut specialty shop called Animal Doughnut of Ikumimama, which opened in Kawasaki this past June.
View more cute animal donuts over at Kotaku.
See also: Cat Donuts, previously featured on Neatorama back in 2011