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: nationalzoo.si.edu)

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 (Credit:nationalzoo.si.edu)

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!

Resources: nationalzoo.si.edu

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  • king123omg
    king123omgSaturday, November 28, 2020 at 5:56 pm
    That's so cute.
    • pop_star_loomer
      pop_star_loomerSaturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:28 am
      Awww so adorable!!!!
      • levi988kl
        levi988klSunday, November 29, 2020 at 4:59 am
        So cute
      • scooer
        scooerFriday, November 27, 2020 at 10:02 am
        so cute
        • lachness777
          lachness777Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:31 am
          #cutestthingever
          • nichkik
            nichkikThursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:14 am
            aww so cute !
            • dino120
              dino120Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm
              I wish you luck in life little giant panda
              • pupcutie
                pupcutieFriday, November 27, 2020 at 9:03 pm
                Me to so cute
              • leo728
                leo728Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm
                Oh my goodness what an adorable Panda!!! Follow me please if you love animals. Even Pandas!!
                • pop_star_loomer
                  pop_star_loomerSaturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:30 am
                  Same here!
                  • lachness777
                    lachness777Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:32 am
                    pandas are cute too cute
                  • sugar-pop
                    sugar-popWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:33 am
                    ❤️So Cute❤️
                    • sugar-pop
                      sugar-popWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:31 am
                      I think he needs to be named Oreo! #Too Cute 🐼
                      • coolkid77
                        coolkid77Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:16 am
                        adorable