A cub was born to giant panda Mei Xiang on Aug. 23, but she doesn’t have a name yet. That’s where you come in.
The National Zoo wants the public’s help in naming the cub. Voters can choose among five Chinese names and submit their choice on the Smithsonian’s website.
The names are: Bao Bao (precious, treasure); Ling Hua (darling, delicate flower); Long Yun (Long is the Chinese symbol of the dragon, Yun means charming); Mulan (legendary Chinese warrior; remember the Disney movie?); and Zhen Bao (treasure, valuable).
The winning name will be announced Dec. 1, when the cub will be 100 days old. It’s Chinese tradition to celebrate a new life's name on the 100th day.
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