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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  • sunnysupreme342
    sunnysupreme342Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1:19 pm
    • ultimamoon
      ultimamoonThursday, February 11, 2021 at 9:02 am
      i want to name it cause they are so cute 😍
      • dog889988
        dog889988Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:29 am
        this is so, cool I think this is cool
        • lecrae116
          lecrae116Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4:44 am
          • goldengurl1206
            goldengurl1206Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:13 pm
            I think the panda's name should be Oreo its a cute name and it fits well for him. This was a good article because Panda's are my favorite animals
            • sydney_zepp
              sydney_zeppMonday, February 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm
              It's so cuteeeeee!!!! Does anyone know how it's doing now?
              • animal_lover321
                animal_lover321Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:21 pm
                Yes, It is doing well in my heart!!!
              • danny-boy
                danny-boyMonday, February 8, 2021 at 10:17 am
                That is awesome
                • danny-boy
                  danny-boyMonday, February 8, 2021 at 10:18 am
                  It is so amazing it is hard to describe
                • luvmylipstick
                  luvmylipstickSunday, February 7, 2021 at 6:44 am
                  soooooooooooooo cute
                  • samibloom
                    samibloomFriday, February 5, 2021 at 11:29 am
                    THAT PANDA IS SOOOO CUTE!!! CAN I HAVE HIM?
                    • plarrvonyoutube
                      plarrvonyoutubeFriday, February 5, 2021 at 10:38 am
                      THAT IS THE CUTEST PANDA I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!