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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  • lolapanda18
    lolapanda18Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:18 pm
    • nacelanu-158575728276
      nacelanu-158575728276Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:42 am
      so cute
      • sparklecorn
        sparklecornWednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:39 am
        Sooooooooooooooooo cute
        • awes124
          awes124Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:20 pm
          sooooooooooooooooooo cute
          • coolgirl888
            coolgirl888Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:18 pm
            Aww, its name should be cuddles
            • kittiesmama
              kittiesmamaTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:48 am
              Its a boy
              • dacoder42
                dacoder42Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:36 am
                name him Fuzzi!
                • bookwormgirl
                  bookwormgirlMonday, January 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
                  That panda is sooooooo adorable. 🐼🐼🐼
                  • thebest777
                    thebest777Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 5:26 pm
                    Bambi would be a great name like Bamboo?
                    • jyroligykunixy
                      jyroligykunixyFriday, January 15, 2021 at 7:03 pm
                      awww so cute!! I love pandas I have always been a pet lover!! Any type of animal I love!!