Help Smithsonian's National Zoo Name Its Adorable Giant Panda Cub


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The male giant panda cub, born on August 21, 2020, is Mei Xiang's third surviving offspring (Credit:

While giant panda cubs are always popular, 22-year-old Mei Xiang's latest offspring, born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on August 21, 2020, is particularly so. The daily live-stream of the adorable male cub, whose birth brought much-needed cheer during the COVID-19 pandemic, has garnered over a million virtual visitors. Hence, it is only fitting that zoo officials are asking fans to help name the precious 12-week-old.

The 12-week-old giant panda cub's name will be revealed on November 23, 2020 (

Those wishing to participate can visit the National Zoo's website and choose from one of four names selected by the Zoo and Chinese partners. They include Fu Zai (Mandarin Chinese for "prosperous boy"), Xiao Qi ji (Mandarin Chinese for "little miracle"), Xing Fu (Mandarin Chinese for "happy and prosperous"), and Zai Zai (a traditional Mandarine Chinese nickname for a boy).

Fans can vote for their favorite name once per day from November 16, 2020, to Nov. 20, 2020. The most popular name will be announced and bestowed on the cub on November 23, 2020. Be sure to get your vote in today!


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  • vawipujo-159726009245
    vawipujo-159726009245Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8:13 am
    OMG i love that papda☺☺
    • bumblebee2012
      bumblebee2012Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:51 am
      I love pandas!🐼🐼
      • anime_lover0908
        anime_lover0908Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:53 am
        I wish I had one!
        • shadow2008
          shadow2008Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:52 am
          • iooio7uptp
            iooio7uptpWednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:47 am
            so cute
            • therealsnakes
              therealsnakesWednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:36 am
              Cool And cute
              • arielk
                arielkWednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:53 am
                I wouldve named it OREO
                • bumblebee2012
                  bumblebee2012Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:54 am
                • arielk
                  arielkWednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:53 am
                  I LOVE PANDAS AWWWW
                  • avontae
                    avontaeTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:07 pm
                    SO CUTE🐶
                    • isabellab_eja
                      isabellab_ejaTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:52 pm
                      My name for the panda is Piper (I'm a cat fan ut he is just sooooooo cute)